HMS Teredo (P338)

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HMS Teredo
Career (UK)
Name: HMS Teredo
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow
John Brown & Company, Clydebank
Laid down: 17 April 1944
Launched: 27 April 1945
Commissioned: 13 April 1946
Fate: Scrapped June 1965
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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
Complement: 61
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 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


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