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British V-class submarine

For the First World War V class, see British V class submarine (1914).


HMS Venturer (P68)
Class overview
Operators: Royal Norwegian Navy
Preceded by: U-class
Succeeded by: Amphion class
Planned: 42
Completed: 34 named (8 more never named) of which only 22 were completed.
General characteristics
Displacement: Surfaced – 545 tons standard, 658 tons full load/ Submerged – 740 tons
Length: 204 ft 6 in (62.33 m)
Beam: 16 ft 1 in (4.90 m)
Draught: 15 ft 3 in (4.65 m)
Propulsion: 2 shaft diesel-electric, 2 Paxman diesel generators + electric motors, 615 / 825 hp
Speed: 11.25 knots surfaced, 10 knots submerged
Complement: 33
Armament:

4 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes – (bow internal), 8 torpedoes

1 – 3 inch gun

The British V class submarine (officially "U-Class Long hull 1941–42 program"[1]) was a class of submarines built for the Royal Navy during World War II. 42 vessels were ordered to this design, all to be built by Vickers-Armstrong at either Barrow-in-Furness or at Walker-on-Tyne, but only 22 were completed. Note that 7 of these vessels received 'U' names (conversely, 4 of the 'U' class had received names beginning with 'V').

The V-class submarines were very similar to the preceding U-class (short-hull) boats, of which they constituted a linear development, but had 3/4" pressure hull plating instead of 1/2" for deeper diving, also a lengthened stern and fining at the bows to reduce noise and improve underwater handling.

They were sometimes referred to as Vampire-class submarines after HMS Vampire.[2]

Ships

The vessels which were ordered are shown below in their programme order (not all completed construction):

The first eight vessels were ordered on 5 December 1941 under that year's programme.

  • HMS Venturer
  • HMS Viking
  • HMS Veldt, completed as RHS Pipinos (Y8)
  • HMS Vampire
  • HMS Vox
  • HMS Vigorous
  • HMS Virtue (P75)
  • HMS Visigoth (P76)

The next eighteen vessels were ordered on 21 May 1942 under that year's programme, but six of these were cancelled in early 1944.

  • HMS Vivid (P77)
  • HMS Voracious (P78)
  • HMS Vulpine (P79)
  • HMS Varne (P81)
  • HMS Upshot (P82)
  • HMS Urtica (P83)
  • HMS Vineyard (P84), completed as FFL Doris (P84)
  • HMS Variance (P85), completed as HNMS Utsira.
  • HMS Vengeful (P86)
  • HMS Vortex (P87), completed as FFL Morse (P87)
  • HMS Veto (P88), cancelled 23 January 1944 and scrapped on the slip.
  • HMS Virile (P89), cancelled 23 January 1944 and scrapped on the slip.
  • HMS Visitant (P91), cancelled 23 January 1944 (never laid down).
  • HMS Upas (P92), cancelled February 1944 and scrapped on the slip.
  • HMS Ulex (P93), cancelled February 1944 (never laid down).
  • HMS Utopia (P94), cancelled February 1944 (never laid down).
  • HMS Virulent (P95)
  • HMS Volatile (P96)

A further six vessels were ordered on 17 November 1942 under the same year's programme, but four of these were cancelled on 23 January 1944.

  • HMS Votary (P29)
  • HMS Vagabond (P18)
  • HMS Vantage, cancelled 23 January 1944 (never laid down).
  • HMS Vehement (P25), cancelled 23 January 1944 (never laid down).
  • HMS Venom (P27), cancelled 23 January 1944 (never laid down).
  • HMS Verve (P28), cancelled 23 January 1944 (never laid down).

Finally, a further ten vessels were ordered under the 1943 Programme, but all of these were cancelled on 20 November 1943; eight of these were never given names.

  • HMS Unbridled (P11), cancelled 20 November 1943 (never laid down).
  • HMS Upward (P16), cancelled 20 November 1943 (never laid down).

See also

References

  • Allied Warships – Submarine – V Class
  • Derek Walters, The History of the British 'U' Class Submarine. (Pen & Sword, 2004).

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