HMS Surf (P239)
|Class and type:||S class submarine|
|Builder:||Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead|
|Launched:||December 10, 1942|
|Fate:||sold October 28, 1949|
|Displacement:||814-872 tons surfaced
990 tons submerged
|Length:||217 ft (66 m)|
|Beam:||23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)|
|Draught:||11 ft (3.4 m)|
|Speed:||14.75 knots surfaced
8 knots submerged
|Complement:||48 officers and men|
|Armament:||6 x forward 21-inch torpedo tubes, one aft
one three-inch gun (four-inch on later boats)
one 20 mm cannon
three .303-calibre machine gun
HMS Surf was an S class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the Third Group built of that class. She was built by Cammell Laird and launched on December 10, 1942. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Surf.
Surf served in the Mediterranean and the Far East during the Second World War. Whilst in the Mediterranean, she damaged the German auxiliary patrol vessel GA 54 / Chiaros and sank the German merchant Sonia. On transferral to the Far East, she sank a small Japanese tug and a barge, and laid mines in the Strait of Malacca.
Surf survived the war and was sold on October 28, 1949. She arrived at Faslane in July 1950 for breaking up.
- HMS Surf, Uboat.net
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.