Oruç Reis-class submarine
The Oruç Reis-class submarines were ordered by the Turkish Navy from the British company Vickers in 1939. They were similar to the British S-class submarines, but slightly smaller. They had the S-class machinery but only four bow torpedo tubes. The four boats were requisitioned by the Royal Navy on the outbreak of World War II and fought in the British fleet as the P611 class. Two submarines were delivered to the Turks in 1942 in order to bolster Turkish strength against the threat from Nazi Germany and the remaining surviving submarine was delivered to the Turkish Navy after the end of the war in 1945. The three Turkish boats were scrapped in 1957.
Turkish submarine TCG Oruç Reis
|Preceded by:||U class|
|Succeeded by:||V class|
|Length:||64 m (210 ft)|
|Beam:||6.81 m (22.3 ft)|
|Draught:||3.61 m (11.8 ft)|
|Range:||2,500 nautical miles (4,630 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)|
P614 and P615 appear in the film We Dive at Dawn as HMS Sea Tiger.
|Turkish name||Namesake||Royal Navy number||Launched||Fate|
|Burak Reis||Burak Reis||HMS P614||19 October 1940||Returned to Turkey 1945, Scrapped 1957|
|Murat Reis||Murat Reis||HMS P612||20 July 1940||Returned to Turkey May 1942, Scrapped 1957|
|Oruç Reis||Oruç Reis||HMS P611||19 July 1940||Returned to Turkey May 1942, Scrapped 1957|
|Uluç Ali Reis||Uluç Ali Reis||HMS P615||1 November 1940||Sunk by U-boat U-123 near Sierra Leone|
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