|HMS Sea Devil (P244)|
|Class and type:||S-class submarine|
|Name:||HMS Sea Devil|
|Laid down:||5 May 1943|
|Launched:||30 January 1945|
|Commissioned:||12 May 1945|
|Fate:||Broken up in 1966|
670 tons surfaced|
960 tons submerged
|Length:||208 ft 9 in (63.63 m)|
|Beam:||24 ft (7.3 m)|
|Draught:||10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)|
13.75 knots surfaced|
10 knots submerged
|Complement:||39 officers and men|
6 x forward 21-inch torpedo tubes|
one three-inch gun
one .303-calibre machine gun
HMS Sea Devil was an S-class submarine of the Royal Navy. She was launched late in the Second World War, on 30 January 1945. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Sea Devil. Her first captain was Commander Denis Woolnough Mills, who was previously First Lieutenant of HMS Thunderbolt.
Her late commissioning meant that she did not see much action before the end of the Second World War. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. She had a long service career, and by the time she was sold for breaking up, she was the last of the S-class in service with the Royal Navy, though other S-classes remained in service with other navies.
She arrived at Newhaven in February 1966 for breaking up.
References[edit | edit source]
- HMS Sea Devil, Uboat.net
- Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
Publications[edit | edit source]
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
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