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ROYAL NAVY - UNITED KINGDOM

SUBMARINES

"U" 1941 long hull and 1942 Programs submarines (VENTURER) (1943 - 1945)

Venturer 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Vampire P72 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 11/1942 20/7/1943 11/1943 BU 3/1950
Veldt P71 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 11/1942 19/7/1943 ---// 11/1943 to Greece at completion 11/1943 - 12/1957 (Pipinos), BU 2/1958
Venturer P68 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 8/1942 4/5/1943 8/1943 to Norway 1/1946 (Utstein)
Vigorous P74 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 12/1942 15/10/1943 1/1944 BU 12/1949
Viking P69 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 9/1942 5/5/1943 8/1943 to Norway 1/1946 (Utvær)
Virtue P75 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 2/1943 29/11/1943 2/1944 BU 5/1946
Visigoth P76 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 2/1943 30/11/1943 3/1944 BU 4/1950
Vox P73 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 12/1942 28/9/1943 12/1943 BU 5/1946
Ulex P93 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 1943 --- --- cancelled
Unbridled P11 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 1943 --- --- cancelled
Upas P92 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 1943 --- --- cancelled
Upshot P82 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 5/1943 24/2/1944 5/1944 BU 11/1949
Upward P16 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 1943 --- --- cancelled
Urtica P83 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 4/1943 23/3/1944 6/1944 BU 3/1950
Utopia P94 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 1943 --- --- cancelled
Vagabond P18 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 4/1943 19/9/1944 2/1945 BU 1/1950
Vantage   Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 1943 --- --- cancelled
Variance P85 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 5/1943 22/5/1944 ---// 8/1944 to Norway at completion 8/1944 (Utsira)
Varne P81 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 11/1942 24/2/1944 7/1944 BU 9/1958
Vehement P25 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 1943 --- --- cancelled
Vengeful P86 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 1943 20/7/1944 10/1944 to Greece 4/1945 - 12/1957 (Delfin), BU 3/1958
Venom P27 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 1943 --- --- cancelled
Verve P28 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 1943 --- --- cancelled
Veto P88 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 1943 --- --- cancelled
Vineyard P84 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 1943 8/5/1944 ---// 8/1944 to France at completion 8/1944 - 9/1946 (Doris), BU 6/1950
Virile P89 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 1943 --- --- cancelled
Virulent P95 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 3/1943 23/5/1944 10/1944 to Greece 5/1946 - 5/1958 (Argonaftis), BU 4/1961
Visitant P91 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 1943 --- --- cancelled
Vivid P77 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 10/1942 15/9/1943 1/1944 BU 10/1950
Volatile P96 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 3/1943 20/6/1944 11/1944 to Greece 5/1946 - 10/1958 (Triaina), BU 12/1958
Voracious P78 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 10/1942 11/11/1943 4/1944 BU 5/1946
Vortex P87 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 1943 19/8/1944 ---// 11/1944 to France at completion 11/1944 - 9/1946 (Morse), to Denmark 2/1947 - 1/1958 (Sælen), BU 8/1958
Votary P29 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 4/1943 21/8/1944 12/1944 to Norway 7/1946 (Uthaug)
Vulpine P79 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 11/1942 28/12/1943 6/1944 to Denmark 9/1947 - 1/1959 (Støren), BU 4/1959
8 unnamed units   Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne 1943 --- --- cancelled

 

Displacement standard, t

545

Displacement normal, t

658 - 662 / 740

Length, m

62.3

Breadth, m

4.90

Draught, m

4.65

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Paxman diesel-generators / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

615 / 825

Max speed, kn

11.25 / 10

Fuel, t

diesel oil 55

Endurance, nm(kts)

4700(10) / 30(9)

Armament

4 - 533 TT (bow, 8 torpedoes or 6 2 mines), 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk II, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Sensors

submarines completed in 1943 - 1944: type 291W radar, sonars

submarines completed in 1944 - 1945: type 267QW radar, sonars

Complement

33

Diving depth operational, m

90

Ship project history: The further development of "U" class. Bulkheads were welded, thickness of plating of riveted pressure hull is increased, at the expense of what the operational diving depth has increased to 90m. Fuel stowage is increased: part of ballast tanks were used for fuel oil. Boats were built under 1941 and 1942 programs. Order for building of 12 more submarines of the same class was cancelled.

Modernizations:

1/1946: 1 x 1 - 76/45 CP Mk V, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk IIA S/M, 4 - 533 TT

Naval service: No significant events.

Voracious 1944

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15