HMS Sea Nymph

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Sea Nymph

Sea Nymph - 1

Original Builder: Cammell Laird & Company Limited of Birkenhead

Original Yard No: 1083

Official Number:

Vessel Type: submarine

GRT: 715

Year Built: 1941

Arrival Date: 24/06/1948

Breakup Started: 28/06/1948

Date First Beached: 02/12/1948

Date Breakup Completed: 24/01/1949

Draught For’d: 12' 0"

Draught Aft: 17' 0"

Name Changes:

1942  :  Laid down as P-73

1943  :  Renamed HMS Sea Nymph

Other Information:

HMS Sea Nymph   :   'S' – Clas submartine for the Royal Navy                       Pennant Number P-223

 

06-05-1941  :  Laid Down

29-07-1942  :  Launched

03-11-1942  :  Completed

 

Tonnages :  GRT 715 tons    Displacement :   814 – 872 tons surfaced  &  990 tons submerged

 

Dimensions :  66 mts  x  7.16 mts  x  3.4 mts

 

Propulsion  :  Twin-screw driven by twin diesel engines / motors

Speed :     8.00 knots (submerged)                14.75 knots (surfaced)

Complement  :  48 Officers and Ratings

 

Armaments  : 

6 x Fwd Torpedo Tubes :  1 x Aft Torpedo Tube :  13 torpedoes :  1 x 3" Gun : 1 x 20mm cannon :  3 x .303 m/guns

 

HMS Sea Nymph's War Career

HMS SEA NYMPH spent most of her war career in Home waters off the Scandinavian coast where she made a number of unsuccessful attacks on enemy shipping :

 

13 Jul 1943
While on patrol in the Bay of Biscay, HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) fires 6 torpedoes at the German submarines U-592 and U-669. The torpedoes however missed their targets.

01 Mar 1944
HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) fires four torpedoed against the Norwegian merchant Jupiter (2471 GRT) near Bod, Norway. All torpedoes fired missed their target.

03 Mar 1944
HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) fires four torpedoed against the German merchant Levante (4769 GRT) near Bod, Norway. All torpedoes fired missed their target.