The Parthian-class submarine or P class was a class of six submarines built for the Royal Navy in the late 1920s. They were designed as long-range patrol submarines for the Far East. These boats were almost identical to the Odin class, the only difference being a different bow shape.
HMS Phoenix, 1939
|Preceded by:||Odin class|
|Succeeded by:||Rainbow class|
|Length:||289 ft (88 m)|
|Beam:||30 ft (9.1 m)|
|Draught:||16 ft (4.9 m)|
|Pandora (ex-Python)||Vickers, Barrow||22 August 1929||Sunk by Italian aircraft in harbour at Valletta, Malta 1 April 1942. Raised in September 1943, but not repaired. Hulk scrapped in 1955.|
|Parthian||Chatham Dockyard||22 June 1929||Lost between 6 August and 11 August 1943 in the Adriatic. Presumed mined.|
|Perseus||Vickers, Barrow||22 May 1929||Most likely to have been Mined in the Ionian Sea between the islands of Kefallonia and Zakynthos off the west coast of Greece, 6 December 1941.|
|Phoenix||Cammell Laird||3 October 1929||Presumed sunk on 16 July 1940 in depth charge attack by the Italian torpedo boat Albatros off the coast of Sicily.|
|Poseidon||Vickers, Barrow||21 June 1929||Sank in accidental collision with a merchant steamer on 9 June 1931. Wreck alleged to have been salvaged by China during 1970s.|
|Proteus||Vickers, Barrow||23 July 1929||Scrapped in March 1946 at Troon.|
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