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P611 ex-Turkish submarines (1941 - 1942)

P611 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
P611 (ex-Oruç Reis) P611 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 5/1939 19/7/1940 12/1941 to Turkey 5/1942 (Oruç Reis)
P612 (ex-Murat Reis) P612 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 5/1939 20/7/1940 1/1942 to Turkey 5/1942 (Murat Reis)
P614 (ex-Burak Reis) P614 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 5/1939 19/10/1940 3/1942 to Turkey 1/1946 (Burak Reis)
P615 (ex-Uluç Ali Reis) P615 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 10/1939 1/11/1940 4/1942 sunk 18/4/1943

 

Displacement standard, t

624

Displacement normal, t

683 / 856

Length, m

61.4

Breadth, m

6.81

Draught, m

3.61

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Vickers diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

1200 / 780

Max speed, kn

13.7 / 8.4

Fuel, t

diesel oil 34

Endurance, nm(kts)

3500(10) /

Armament

5 - 533 TT (4 bow, 1 ext stern, 9), 1 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk XX

Sensors type 286U radar, sonar

Complement

35

Diving depth operational, m

100

Ship project history: Saddle-tank medium submarines ordered by Turkey and requisitioned by British government at war. Design was based on British "S" class but with less dimensions and endurance.

Modernizations: None.

1/1946, P614: 1 x 1 - 102/40 S Mk I, 5 - 533 TT

Naval service: P615 was sunk by German submarine U123 18/4/1943.

P614 1945 as Burak Reis

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15