|Builder:||Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness|
|Laid down:||14 October 1940|
|Launched:||23 August 1941|
|Commissioned:||16 November 1941|
|Fate:||destroyed in air raid 26 March 1942|
|Class & type:||U-class submarine|
Surfaced - 540 tons standard, 630 tons full load
Submerged - 730 tons
|Length:||58.22 m (191 feet)|
|Beam:||4.90 m (16 ft 1 in)|
|Draught:||4.62 m (15 ft 2 in)|
2 shaft diesel-electric
11.25 knots max surfaced
10 knots max submerged
4 bow internal 21 inch torpedo tubes - 8 - 10 torpedoes
1 - 3 inch gun
P39 had a short-lived career with the Royal Navy. She was assigned to operate in the Mediterranean, based out of Malta as part of the 10th Flotilla. She was in harbour following a patrol in the area east of Tunisia whilst previous bomb damage was being repaired. She was then further damaged by German bombers. She was considered too badly damaged for repair, and was salvaged, towed to Kalkara and beached in 1943, but again badly damaged by another air attack. Many of the crew were later lost on HMS Olympus on their way home to the UK. P39 was finally broken up in 1954.
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