HMS Shalimar

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Shalimar

Original Builder: Chatham Dockyard, Chatham

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Vessel Type: submarine

GRT: 715

Year Built: 1943

Arrival Date: 28/07/1950

Breakup Started: 13/08/1950

Date First Beached: 28/07/1950

Date Breakup Completed: 19/12/1950

Draught For’d: 12' 0"

Draught Aft: 15' 0"

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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.