HMS Upright

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HMS Upright (second from left)
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Upright
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 6 November 1939
Launched: 21 April 1940
Commissioned: 3 September 1940
Fate: scrapped March 1946
Badge: UPRIGHT badge-1-.jpg
General characteristics
  • Surfaced - 540 tons standard, 630 tons full load
  • Submerged - 730 tons
Length: 58.22 m (191 ft)
Beam: 4.90 m (16 ft 1 in)
Draught: 4.62 m (15 ft 2 in)
  • 2 shaft diesel-electric
  • 2 Paxman Ricardo diesel generators + electric motors
  • 615 / 825 hp
  • 11.25 knots max surfaced
  • 10 knots max submerged
Complement: 27-31

HMS Upright was a British U class submarine, of the second group of that class, built by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness. She was laid down on 6 November 1939 and was commissioned on 3 September 1940. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Upright.


Upright spent most of her career operating in the Mediterranean, where she sank the Italian submarine chaser Albatros, Italian merchants Silvia Tripcovich, Fabio Filzi and Carlo del Greco, the Italian light cruiser Armando Diaz and an Italian drydock under tow. She also damaged the transport Galilea. She launched an unsuccessful attack on an Italian floating drydock, and a convoy, missing her target, the Italian merchant Calino. Upright was heavily depth charged by the escorts, following the attack.[1]

Nevertheless, Upright survived the war, and was sold to be broken up for scrap on 19 December 1945. She was scrapped at Troon in March 1946.


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