H 43

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
H 43
Vessel Type: 
Submarine
GRT: 
430
Year Built: 
1919
Arrival Date: 
01/11/1944
Original Builder: 
Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle upon Tyne
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 5th Flotilla at Gosport through 1920 and 1930, then attached to the Training Flotilla at Rothesay, Isle of Bute. 
 

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