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HMS Sea Scout (P253)


HMS Sea Scout
Career
Class and type: S class submarine
Name: HMS Sea Scout
Builder: Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead
Laid down: 1 April 1943
Launched: March 24, 1944
Commissioned: 19 June 1944
Fate: broken up 1965
General characteristics
Displacement: 814-872 tons surfaced
990 tons submerged
Length: 217 ft (66 m)
Beam: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)
Draught: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Speed: 14.75 knots surfaced
8 knots submerged
Complement: 48ficers and men
Armament: 6 x forward 21-inch torpedo tubes, one aft
13 torpedoes
one three-inch gun (four-inch on later boats)
one 20 mm cannon
three .303-calibre machine gun
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HMS Sea Scout was an S class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the Third Group built of that class. She was built by Cammell Laird and launched on March 24, 1944. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Sea Scout.

She spent most of her wartime career in the Far East, where she sank numerous Japanese ships, including twelve sailing vessels, two coasters, two unidentified vessels, a sampan, a patrol vessel and a tug with five barges.[1]

She survived the Second World War, in 1953 taking part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.[2] She was eventually sold and arrived at Swansea on December 14, 1965 for breaking up.

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