HMS Uther

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HMS Uther.jpg
HM Submarines Uther and Unbroken coming alongside their depot ship at Scapa Flow after a successful patrol
History
Name: HMS Uther
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Newcastle upon Tyne
Laid down: 31 January 1942
Launched: 6 April 1943
Commissioned: 15 August 1943
Fate: scrapped April 1950
Badge:
UTHER badge-1-.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: U-class submarine
Displacement:
  • Surfaced - 540 tons standard, 630 tons full load
  • Submerged - 730 tons
Length: 58.22 m (191 feet)
Beam: 4.90 m (16 ft 1 in)
Draught: 4.62 m (15 ft 2 in)
Propulsion:
  • 2 shaft diesel-electric
  • 2 Paxman Ricardo diesel generators + electric motors
  • 615 / 825 hp
Speed:
  • 11.25 knots max surfaced
  • 10 knots max submerged
Complement: 27-31
Armament:
  • 4 bow internal 21 inch torpedo tubes - 8 - 10 torpedoes
  • 1 - 3 inch gun

HMS Uther (P62) was a Royal Navy U-class submarine built by Vickers-Armstrong. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Uther after the father of King Arthur, Uther Pendragon.

Career[edit]

Uther had a relatively quiet wartime career, serving on a number of uneventful patrols. She continued in service for another five years and was eventually sold for scrapping in February 1950, and broken up at Hayle in April 1950.

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