HMS Teredo (P338)

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HMS Teredo
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Teredo
Builder:
Laid down: 17 April 1944
Launched: 27 April 1945
Commissioned: 13 April 1946
Fate: Scrapped June 1965
Badge:
TEREDO badge-1-.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: British T class submarine
Displacement:
  • 1,290 tons surfaced
  • 1,560 tons submerged
Length: 276 ft 6 in (84.28 m)
Beam: 25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)
Draught:
  • 12 ft 9 in (3.89 m) forward
  • 14 ft 7 in (4.45 m) aft
Propulsion:
  • Two shafts
  • Twin diesel engines 2,500 hp (1.86 MW) each
  • Twin electric motors 1,450 hp (1.08 MW) each
Speed:
  • 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h) surfaced
  • 9 knots (20 km/h) submerged
Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 11 knots (8,330 km at 20 km/h) surfaced
Test depth: 300 ft (91 m) max
Armament:
  • 6 internal forward-facing torpedo tubes
  • 2 external forward-facing torpedo tubes
  • 2 external amidships rear-facing torpedo tubes
  • 1 external rear-facing torpedo tubes
  • 6 reload torpedoes
  • 4 inch (100 mm) deck gun
  • 3 anti aircraft machine guns

HMS Teredo was a British submarine of the third group of the T class. She was built as P338 at Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, and John Brown & Company, Clydebank, and launched on 27 April 1945. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Teredo, possibly after a mollusc, the shipworm, of that name.

Commissioned after the end of the Second World War, Teredo had a relatively peaceful career. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.[1] She was finally scrapped at Briton Ferry, Wales on 5 June 1965.[2]

Commanding officers[edit]

From To Captain
1947 1948 Lieutenant-Commander Gordon Tait DSC RN
1953 1953 Lieutenant-Commander D Hay RN

References[edit]

  1. ^ Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
  2. ^ HMS Teredo, Uboat.net

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