HMS Vigorous (P74)

HMS Vigorous was a V-class submarine of the Royal Navy (RN). Pennant number P74.

HMS Vigorous
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Vigorous
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 14 December 1942
Launched: 15 October 1943
Commissioned: 13 January 1944
Identification: pennant number P74
Fate: Scrapped at Stockton-on-Tees, 23 December 1949
General characteristics
Class and type: V-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 545 tons (standard - surfaced)
  • 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 Ricardo diesel generators + electric motors
  • 615 hp (459 kW) / 825 hp (615 kW)
Speed:
  • 11.25 knots (20.84 km/h) surfaced
  • 10 knots (19 km/h) submerged
Complement: 33
Armament:

The boat was laid down by Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness on 14 December 1942. She was launched on 15 October 1943, and commissioned into the RN on 13 January 1944.

The submarine operated during the late stages of World War II. On 26 September 1944, HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Salomea (751 BRT, former Greek Evangelos Nomikos) off Kassandra, Greece.

The submarine was decommissioned after the war and was broken up for scrap at Stockton-on-Tees, 23 December 1949.

References

  • Cassells, Vic (2000). The Destroyers: their battles and their badges. East Roseville, NSW: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7318-0893-2. OCLC 46829686.
  • "HMS Vigorous (P74)". uboat.net. Retrieved 2 February 2007.


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