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British V-class submarine (1914)

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British V-class submarine (1914)

This article is about the World War I submarine class. For the World War II submarine class, see British V class submarine.
Class overview
Builders: Vickers, Barrow
Operators: Royal Navy
Completed: 4
General characteristics
Displacement: 391 tons surfaced / 457 tons submerged
Length: 45.0 m (147 ft 6 in)
Beam: 5.0 m (16 ft 3 in)
Draught: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft Vickers 8-cyl Diesels, 2 Electric motors, 900 / 380 hp
Speed: 14 knots surfaced/ 8.5 knots submerged
Range: 3000 nm at 9 kts surfaced
Complement: 20
Armament: 2 18 inch torpedo tubes - 4 torpedoes, 1 - 12pdr gun

The British V class submarines were built by Vickers, Barrow during World War I in response to Scotts, Greenock building the British S class submarine (1914) and Armstrong Whitworth building the British W class submarine.

4 V class submarines were built.


  • HMS V1
  • HMS V2
  • HMS V3
  • HMS V4


  • The Royal Navy Submarine Service, A Centennial History, by Antony Preston


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