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Encyclopedia > British T class submarine

HMS Tabard
Royal Navy Ensign General Characteristics (original design)
Displacement: 1,290 tons surfaced
1,560 tons submerged
Length: 276 ft 6 in (84.28 m)
Beam: 25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)
Draught: 12 ft 9 in (3.89 m) forward

14 ft 7 in (4.44 m) aft Download high resolution version (1081x711, 66 KB)HMS Tabard (P342) This image is copyrighted by the maintainer of the Web site http://www. ... The source for an SVG image of the White Ensign can be found at User:David Newton/SVG Graphics/White Ensign. ... A long ton is the name used in the US for the unit called the ton in the avoirdupois or Imperial system of measurements, as used (alongside the metric system) in the United Kingdom and to some extent in other Commonwealth countries. ...

Propulsion: Two shafts

Twin diesel engines 2,500 hp (1.86 MW) each
Twin electric motors 1,450 hp (1.08 MW) each

Speed: 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h) surfaced

9 knots (20 km/h) submerged

Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 11 knots (8,330 km at 20 km/h) surfaced
Complement: 48
Armament: 6 internal forward facing torpedo tubes

4 external forward facing torpedo tubes
6 reload torpedoes
4 inch (100 mm) deck gun

Diving depth: 300 ft (91 m) max

The Royal Navy's T class (or Triton class) of submarines was designed in the 1930s to replace the O, P and R classes. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ...


Design began in 1934 but was constrained by the 1930 London Naval Treaty restricting the total British submarine fleet to 52,700 tons, a maximum of 2,000 tons for any boat, and maximum armament of one 5.1 inch (130 mm) gun. The "Repeat P"s, as the design was originally called, were intended to be large and powerful enough to operate against Japan in the absence of other British naval units. This demanded a large boat with impressive firepower, and the eventual design had 10 forward-facing torpedo tubes. The design was finalised in 1935 and on June 24 June the decision was made to drop the "Repeat P" designation and give all boats names starting with "T". 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The London Naval Treaty was an agreement between the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Italy and the United States, signed on April 22, 1930, which aimed to regulate submarine warfare and limited military shipbuilding. ... A long ton is the name used in the US for the unit called the ton in the avoirdupois or Imperial system of measurements, as used (alongside the metric system) in the United Kingdom and to some extent in other Commonwealth countries. ... A modern torpedo, historically called a self propelled torpedo, is a self-propelled guided projectile that (after being launched above or below the water surface) operates underwater and is designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ...


The lead boat, Triton, was ordered March 5, 1936 and ran her first-of-class trials in December 1938. Fifty three T-class submarines were built before and during the war in three distinct groups, although there were minor differences between different boats within the same group. HMS Triton (N15) was a submarine of the Royal Navy named for the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, the personification of the roaring waters, was the lead ship of her class. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


T-class submarines fought in all theatres in the Second World War and suffered around 25 per cent losses. They were particularly vulnerable in the Mediterranean where their large size made them easily visible from the air in the clear waters, but they had much more success elsewhere. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...


After the war, all surviving Group One and Two boats were scrapped and the remainder fitted with snorts. Swimmers snorkel A snorkel is a tube about a 30 cm / 12 inches long, usually J-shaped, fitted with a reasonably comfortable mouthpiece, and constructed of rubber or plastic. ...


In the 1950s most were streamlined for quiet and higher speed underwater operation against Soviet submarines. This included the removal of deck guns and the replacement of the conning tower with a "sail". The newer all-welded boats also had an extra battery installed and a new section of hull inserted to accommodate extra motors and switchgear. This varied between 14 ft (4.3 m) and 17 ft 6 in (5.33 m) depending upon the boat. These changes allowed an underwater speed of 15 knots (28 km/h) or more and increase the endurance to around 32 hours at 3 knots (6 km/h). 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) (Russian: (СССР)   listen?; tr. ...


The last operational British boat of the class was Tiptoe, which was decomissioned on August 29 1969. The last operational boat was the Israeli Dolphin, formerly Truncheon, which was decomissioned in 1977. August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ...

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Group One boats

These boats originally had a bulbous bow covering the two forward external torpedo tubes, which quickly produced complaints that they reduced surface speed in rough weather. These external tubes were therefore removed from Triumph during repairs after she was damaged by a mine and Thetis during the extensive repairs following her sinking and subsequent salvage. A naval mine is a stationary self-contained explosive device placed in water, to destroy ships and/or submarines. ...

  • Taku
  • Talisman (lost, probably to Italian mines, on 17 September 1942)
  • Tarpon (probably sunk by German minesweeper M-6 on 14 April 1940)
  • Tetrarch, the only boat completed with mine laying equipment (lost, probably to Italian mines, on 2 November 1941)
HMS Thistle

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Group Two boats

The first, Thrasher, was launched on November 5, 1940. The external bow torpedo tubes were moved seven feet aft to help with sea keeping. The two external forward-angled tubes just forward of conning tower were repositioned aft of it and angled backwards to fire astern, and a stern external torpedo tube was also fitted. This gave a total of ten forward facing tubes and three rear facing ones. All Group Two boats were sent to the Mediterranean, only Thrasher and Trusty returned. November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...

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Group Three boats

Wartime austerity meant that they lacked many refinements such as jackstaffs and guardrails, and had only one anchor. Much of the internal pipework was steel rather than copper. The first Group Three boat was P311, launched on June 10, 1942. Welding gradually replaced riveting and some boats were completely welded, which gave them an improved rated maximum diving depth of 350 ft (107 m). June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ...


Royal Navy

  • P311 (lost, probably to Italian mines, before her name Tutankhamen was formally assigned)
  • Tabard
  • Taciturn
  • Tactician
  • Talent (P322) (to the Royal Netherlands Navy as Zwaardvisch)
  • Talent (P337)
  • Tally-Ho
  • Tantalus
  • Tantivy
HMS Tapir
  • Tapir
  • Tarn
  • Taurus
  • Telemachus
  • Templar
  • Teredo
  • Terrapin
  • Thermopylae
  • Thorough
  • Thule
  • Tiptoe
  • Tireless
  • Token
  • Totem
  • Tradewind
  • Trenchant
  • Trespasser
  • Truculent
  • Trump
  • Truncheon
  • Tudor
  • Turpin

Royal Netherlands Navy HMS P311 was a T-class submarine of the Royal Navy, the only boat of her class never to be given a name. ... Royal Netherlands Navy Jack The Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy ) is the navy of the Netherlands. ... Download high resolution version (1125x702, 44 KB)HMS Tapir (P335) This image is copyrighted by the maintainer of the Web site http://www. ... Download high resolution version (1125x702, 44 KB)HMS Tapir (P335) This image is copyrighted by the maintainer of the Web site http://www. ... HMS Thermopylae (P355) was a T-class submarine of Britains Royal Navy laid down on 26 October 1943 at Chatham Dockyard, and launched on 27 June 1945. ... HMS Tireless (P 327), a Taciturn- or T-class submarine, was the first ship of the Royal Navy to bear that name. ... HMS Trump (P333) was a Group 3 T-class submarine of the Royal Navy. ... Royal Netherlands Navy Jack The Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy ) is the navy of the Netherlands. ...

  • Tijgerhaai
  • Zwaardvisch (ex-Talent)

Ordered but cancelled on October 29, 1945 following the end of hostilities: October 29 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • Thor (launched April 18, 1944 but not completed)
  • Tiara (also launched on 18 April 1944 but not completed)
  • Theban
  • Threat
  • Talent

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See also


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British T class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (895 words)
The Royal Navy's T class (or Triton class) of submarines was designed in the 1930s to replace the O, P and R classes.
The last operational British boat of the class was Tiptoe, which was decomissioned on August 29 1969.
Triad (sunk by gunfire from the Italian submarine Enrico Toti in the Gulf of Taranto on 15 October 1940)
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