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HMS Spark (P236)
HMS Spark.jpg
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: S class submarine
Name: HMS Spark
Builder: Scotts, Greenock
Laid down: 10 October 1942
Launched: December 28, 1943
Commissioned: 28 April 1944
Fate: broken up October 1950
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 Spark 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 December 28, 1943. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Spark.

She survived the Second World War, spending between December 1944 and July 1945 with the Eastern Fleet, arriving at Trincomalee on 21 October 1944. She went on to sink two Japanese sailing vessels, three Japanese coasters, a barge and a tug. Another coaster was forced ashore on Panjang Island. Spark was attacked by an enemy escort which dropped sixteen depth charges, but managed to escape damage. She returned to the UK in October 1945.[1]

She was sold on October 28, 1949. Spark was broken up at Faslane in October 1950.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. HMS Spark, Uboat.net


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