H 28

Vessel name on Arrival: H 28

Original Builder: Vickers Limited, Barrow-in-Furness

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Vessel Type: submarine

GRT: 430

Year Built: 1918

Arrival Date: 17/08/1944

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 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)