HMS Upshot (P82)

HMS Upshot was a V-class submarine of the Royal Navy. She was built during the Second World War as part of the second batch (18 in number) of V-class submarines ordered on 21 May 1942.

History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Upshot
Ordered: 21 May 1942
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 30 May 1943
Launched: 24 March 1944
Commissioned: 15 May 1944
Identification: pennant number P82
Fate: Scrapped at Thos W Ward's shipbreakers, Preston on 2 November 1949
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General characteristics
Class and type: V-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 545 tons standard/658 tons full load surfaced
  • 740 tons submerged
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 hp (459 kW) / 825 hp (615 kW)
Speed:
  • 11.25 knots (21 km/h) surfaced
  • 10 knots (19 km/h) submerged
Complement: 33 officers and men
Armament:

She was built by Vickers-Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness), being laid down on 3 May 1943, launched on 24 March 1944, and finally commissioned on 15 May 1944.

Fate

The submarine was decommissioned on 2 November 1949 and broken up for scrap in Preston.

Notes

    References

    • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.
    • HMS Upshot at Uboat.net
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