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In commission: 1929—1946
long tons (1,790 t) surfaced 2,040 long tons (2,070 t) submerged
289 ft (88 m)
30 ft (9.1 m)
16 ft (4.9 m)
Diesel-electric 2 × Admiralty diesel engines, 4,640 hp (3,460 kW)
2 × electric motors, 1,635 hp (1,219 kW)
knots (20.1 mph; 32.4 km/h) surfaced 8.6 kn (9.9 mph; 15.9 km/h) submerged
or Parthian-class submarine was a class of six P class submarines built for the Royal Navy in the late 1920s. They were designed as long-range patrol submarines for the Far East. These boats were almost identical to the , the only difference being a different bow shape. Odin class
(ex- Pandora Python)
Vickers, Barrow 22 August 1929
Sunk by Italian aircraft in harbour at Valletta, Malta 1 April 1942. Raised in September 1943, but not repaired. Hulk scrapped in 1955.
Chatham Dockyard 22 June 1929
Lost between 6 August and 11 August 1943 in the Adriatic. Presumed
Vickers, Barrow 22 May 1929
Most likely to have been Mined in the Ionian Sea between the islands of
Kefallonia and Zakynthos off the west coast of Greece, 6 December 1941.
Cammell Laird 3 October 1929
Presumed sunk on 16 July 1940 in
depth charge attack by the Italian torpedo boat Albatros off the coast of Sicily.
Vickers, Barrow 21 June 1929
Sank in accidental collision with a merchant steamer on 9 June 1931. Wreck alleged to have been salvaged by China during 1970s.
Vickers, Barrow 23 July 1929
Scrapped in March 1946 at
References [ edit ]
Akermann, Paul (2002). Encyclopaedia of British Submarines 1901–1955 (reprint of the 1989 ed.). Penzance, Cornwall: Periscope Publishing. ISBN 1-904381-05-7.
Bagnasco, Erminio (1977). Submarines of World War Two. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-962-6.
Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
Chesneau, Roger, ed. (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. Greenwich, UK: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.
McCartney, Innes (2006). British Submarines 1939–1945. New Vanguard. 129. Oxford, UK: Osprey. ISBN 1-84603-007-2.
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