H 28

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
H 28
Vessel Type: 
Submarine
GRT: 
430
Year Built: 
1918
Arrival Date: 
18/08/1944
Original Builder: 
Vickers Limited, Barrow-in-Furness
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. 
 
In May 1929 she was in collision with a steamer in the Bruges Canal.
 
(Held the distinction of being the only British submarine to have carried out war patrols in both World Wars)

 

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