|HMS Strongbow (P235)|
|Class and type:||S class submarine|
|Laid down:||17 April 1942|
|Launched:||August 30, 1943|
|Commissioned:||23 December 1943|
|Fate:||broken up April 1946|
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
She served in the Second World War, spending most of it in the Pacific Far East, where she sank the small Japanese army cargo ship Toso Maru No.1, the Japanese merchant cargo ship Manryo Maru, four Japanese sailing vessels, a Japanese tug and a Japanese barge, three small unidentified Japanese vessels, three Siamese sailing vessels and six other small Siamese / Japanese vessels.
Strongbow was detected on the surface off Port Swettenham, Malaya on 13 January 1945. Japanese escorts soon arrived to attack her. Strongbow managed to escape but sustained such depth charge damage during a 14-hour attack that she was rendered unfit for further service. She was decommissioned at Falmouth in June 1945, and scrapped at Preston in April 1946.
References[edit | edit source]
- HMS Strongbow, Uboat.net
- 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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