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HMS Odin (N84)
HMSM Odin WWII IWM FL 3191.jpg
Odin underway off Hong Kong
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Odin class submarine
Name: HMS Odin
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: 23 June 1927
Launched: 5 May 1928
Commissioned: 21 December 1929
Fate: Sunk on 13 June 1940
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,781 tons surfaced
2,038 tons submerged
Length: 283 ft 6 in (86.41 m)
Beam: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Draught: 16 ft 1 in (4.90 m)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
2 × diesel engines, 4,600 hp
2 × electric motors, 350 hp
2 screws
Speed: 17.5 kn (20.1 mph; 32.4 km/h) surfaced
9 kn (10 mph; 17 km/h) submerged
Range: 8,400 nmi (15,600 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h) surfaced
70 nmi (130 km) at 4 kn (4.6 mph; 7.4 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 300 ft (91 m)
Complement: 53-55 officers and men
Armament:

• 8 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes (6 bow, 2 stern) with 16 reloads
• 1 × QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk XII deck gun

• 2 × Lewis machine guns

HMS Odin (N84) was an O-class submarine of the Royal Navy. She was laid down by HM Dockyard at Chatham in Kent on 23 June 1927, launched on 5 May 1928[1] and commissioned on 21 December 1929.

She served with the 5th Flotilla at Portsmouth in 1929-1930, with the 4th Flotilla at Hong Kong from 1930-1939, with the 8th Flotilla at Colombo in Ceylon in 1939-1940, and with the 1st Flotilla at Alexandria in Egypt in 1940.

Odin was depth charged and later rammed on surface by the Italian Freccia-class destroyer Strale and the Folgore-class destroyer Baleno and sank in the Gulf of Taranto on 13 June 1940.

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Coordinates: 39°30′0″N 17°30′0″E / 39.5°N 17.5°E / 39.5; 17.5


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