|HMS Springer (P264)|
|Class and type:||S class submarine|
|Builder:||Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead|
|Laid down:||8 May 1944|
|Launched:||May 14, 1945|
|Commissioned:||2 August 1945|
|Out of service:||Sold to Israeli Navy on October 9, 1958|
|Fate:||Listed for disposal, 1972|
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)|
14.75 knots surfaced|
8 knots submerged
|Complement:||48 officers and men|
6 x forward 21-inch torpedo tubes, one aft|
one three-inch gun (four-inch on later boats)
one 20 mm cannon
three .303-calibre machine gun
HMS Springer was an S class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the Third Group built of that class. She was built by Cammell Laird and launched on May 14, 1945. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Springer.
Springer was sold to the Israeli Navy in 1958 and renamed תנין (Tanin), Crocodile in Hebrew. Tanin participated in the Six Day War She carried and launched naval commandos to attack the port of Alexandria, she then tried to torpedo an Egyptian sloop and was severely damaged by a depth charge counter attack. Her commander was awarded the Medal of Courage for his actions at the port of Alexandria. She received spare parts from her sister ship Rahav, formerly HMS Sanguine, when Rahav was retired in 1968. Tanin was listed for disposal in 1972.
A Gal class submarine named Tanin served the Israeli Navy from 1977 to 2002, and a Dolphin-class submarine named Tanin was delivered in May 2012.
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