|HMS Oswald (N58)|
Sister ship Odin
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Ordered:||2 December 1926|
|Laid down:||30 May 1927|
|Launched:||19 June 1928|
|Commissioned:||1 May 1929|
|Identification:||Pennant number: N58|
|Fate:||Sunk, 1 August 1940|
|Class & type:||Odin-class submarine|
|Length:||283 ft 6 in (86.4 m)|
|Beam:||30 ft (9.1 m)|
|Draught:||16 ft 1 in (4.9 m)|
|Test depth:||300 ft (91 m)|
|Complement:||53–55 officers and ratings|
Construction and career
Oswald left Alexandria, Egypt, for a patrol east of Sicily on 19 July 1940. On 30 July, she spotted a convoy of several merchant ships. Her attack on the convoy was not successful and she was spotted by the convoy's escorting destroyers. Subsequently on 1 August Oswald was rammed and sunk by the Italian destroyer Ugolino Vivaldi while on patrol south of Calabria. 52 crewmen were rescued by Italian warships and 3 were lost.
- Heden, Karl E. (2006). Sunken Ships, World War Two. Branden Books. ISBN 9780828321181. https://books.google.com/books?id=S8VAQV5g6s0C.
- Lenton, H. T. (1972). British Submarines. Navies of the Second World War. London: MacDonald. ISBN 0356-03612-X.
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