HMS Shalimar

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
HMS Shalimar
Vessel Type: 
Submarine
GRT: 
715
Draught For'd: 
12' 0"
Draught Aft: 
15' 0"
Year Built: 
1944
Arrival Date: 
29/07/1950
Breakup Started: 
14/08/1950
Date First Beaching: 
29/07/1950
Breakup Completed: 
19/12/1950
Original Builder: 
Chatham Dockyard, Chatham
Other Information: 

S-Class Submarine for the Royal Navy - HMS SHALIMAR                  Pennant No.  P-242
 
17-04-1942  :  Laid Down
22-04-1943  :  Launched
22-04-1944  :  Completed
 
Dimensions  :  66.0 metres  x  7.16 metres  x  3.4 metres
 
Tonnages  :  814 - 872 tons Displacement surfaced                990 tons Displacement submerged
 
Speed Surfaced  :  14.75 knots                  Speed Submerged  :  8.00 knots
 
Complement  :  48 Officers and Ratings
 
Armamemts  : 
6  x  Forward torpedo tubes
1  x  Aft torpedo tube
13 torpedoes
1  x  3 inch Deck Gun
1  x  20 mm Cannon
3  x  0.303 calibre Machine Guns
 
The War Career of HMS SHALIMAR
Most of her war career was spent in the Far East operating war patrols in the Nicobars, Andamans and Malacca Straits areas. 
 
During her assigment in the Far East she accounted for 14 Japanese sailing vessels, 1 Japanese Auxiliary Minesweeper, 2 Japanese Tugs and 3 barges, 1 Japanese Coaster and 5 Japanese Landing Craft :

 

 

02-11-1944 : HMS Shalimar damages 5 Japanese landing craft with gunfire in the harbour at Car Nicobar Island.

 

04-12-1944 : HMS Shalimar sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.

 

05-12-1944 : HMS Shalimar sinks three Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.

 

10-12-1944 : HMS Shalimar sinks two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.

 

14-12-1944 : HMS Shalimar sinks the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Choun Maru No.7 with gunfire off Belawan, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.

 

15-12-1944 : HMS Shalimar sinks a Japanese tug and two barges with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.

 

18-01-1945 : HMS Shalimar sinks four Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire south of the Malakka Strait.

 

27-01-1945 : HMS Shalimar sinks a Japanese vessel with gunfire south of the Malakka Strait.

 

01-08-1945 : HMS Shalimar sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the southern part of the Strait of Malacca.

 

03-08-1945 : HMS Shalimar sinks a Japanese tug and a barge with gunfire in the southern part of the Strait of Malacca.

 

05-08-1945 : HMS Shalimar sinks three small Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire.

 

07-08-1945 : HMS Shalimar sinks a Japanese coaster with gunfire in the southern part of the Strait of Malacca.

 

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