H 33

Vessel name on Arrival: H 33

H 33

Original Builder: Cammell Laird of Birkenhead

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Vessel Type: submarine

GRT: 430

Year Built: 1919

Arrival Date: 30/09/1944

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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
 

H 33 was attached to the 5th Flotilla at Gosport throught the 1920s and 1930s then the Training Flotilla at Rothesay, Isle of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde.  In 1941 she was used for patrols around Brest, after which she resumed a training role at Rothesay for a further three years until decommissioned on 19-05-1944.  In October 1944 she arrived at the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company in Troon, South Ayrshire, for breaking up.