H 43

Vessel name on Arrival: H 43

Original Builder: Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Vessel Type: submarine

GRT: 430

Year Built: 1919

Arrival Date: 31/10/1944

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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.