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HMS Scotsman (P243)
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HMS Scotsman
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: S class submarine
Name: HMS Scotsman
Ordered: 20 December 1941
Builder: Scotts, Greenock
Laid down: 15 April 1943
Launched: 18 August 1944
Commissioned: 9 December 1944
Fate: broken up November 1964
General characteristics
Displacement: 814-872 tons surfaced
990 tons submerged
Length: 217 ft (66 m)
Beam: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)
Draught: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Speed: 14.75 knots surfaced
8 knots submerged
Complement: 48 officers and men
Armament: 6 x forward 21-inch torpedo tubes, one aft
13 torpedoes
one three-inch gun (four-inch on later boats)
one 20 mm cannon
three .303-calibre machine gun

HMS Scotsman was an S class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the Third Group built of that class. She was built by Scotts, of Greenock and launched on 18 August 1944.

She survived the Second World War and in 1953 took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.[1] Scotsman was decommissioned in 1961,[2] and in spring 1964 was scuttled off the Isle of Bute so she could be salvaged as part of a training exercise. She was raised in June 1964 and sold to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company, arriving at Troon on 19 November 19, 1964 for breaking up.[2][3][4]

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  1. Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
  2. 2.0 2.1 Critchley 1981, p. 23.
  3. Critchley 1981, p. 30.
  4. "HMS Scotsman". Uboat.net. http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3459.html. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 

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