H 50

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
H 50
Vessel Type: 
Submarine
GRT: 
430
Year Built: 
1920
Arrival Date: 
01/07/1945
Original Builder: 
Beardmore & Company, Dalmuir, Scotland
Other Information: 

 H-Class Submarine for the Roayl Navy
Displacement  :  430 tons surfaced / 518 tons submerged
Dimensions  :  171' 0"  x  15' 4"    (52.12 m  x  4.67 m)
Propulsion  :  2 x 480 HP 8-Cyl 4-strole S.A. Diesel Engines + 2 x 620 HP Electric Motors (Twin-Screw)
Speed  :  11.5 knots - surfaced  and  9.0 knots - submerged
Range  :  2,986 nm surfaced at 7.5 knots, and 130 nm submerged at 2.0 knots
Complement  :  22 men
Armaments  :  4 x 21 inch torpedo bow tubes + 8 Nos. x 21 inch torpedoes
 
Assigned to the 6th Flotilla at Portland throughout 1920s and 1930s, then attached to the Training Flotilla at Rothesay, Isle of Bute.  Carried out war patrols in the Spring of 1941.

 

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