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HMS H32
Career
Name: HMS H32
Builder: Vickers Limited, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 20 April 1917
Commissioned: 14 May 1919
Fate: Sold, 18 October 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: H class submarine
Displacement: 423 long tons (430 t) surfaced
510 long tons (518 t) submerged
Length: 171 ft 0 in (52.12 m)
Beam: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
Propulsion: 1 × 480 hp (358 kW) diesel engine
2 × 620 hp (462 kW) electric motors
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph) surfaced
9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph) submerged
Range: 2,985 nmi (5,528 km) at 7.5 kn (13.9 km/h; 8.6 mph) surfaced
130 nmi (240 km) at 2 kn (3.7 km/h; 2.3 mph) submerged
Complement: 22
Armament: • 4 × 21 in (533 mm) bow torpedo tubes
• 8 × 21 inch torpedoes

HMS H32 was a British H class submarine built by Vickers Limited, Barrow-in-Furness. She was laid down on 20 April 1917 and was commissioned on 14 May 1919.

Upon her commissioning, HMS H32 was assigned to be a tender to the submarine deport ship HMS Maidstone. She was also the first Royal Navy boat to be fitted with the ASDIC (Anti Submarine Detector Investigation Committee) underwater sensor system. HMS H32 was one of the seven H class submarines to survive until the end of World War II . HMS H32 was sold in Troon on 18 October 1944.

References[]

  • Hutchinson, Robert. Submarines, War Beneath The Waves, From 1776 To The Present Day. 


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