"S" Class Submarine (1931)

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Britain's "S" Class Submarines of the 1930s and World War II would be, with sixty-two built, the largest class of submarines ever to enter service with the Royal Navy. They were a compact design, intended for use in the North Sea and Mediterranean.



  • six 21-in tubes forward
  • one 21-in tube aft

Twelve torpedoes were carried, except in boats completed in World War II, which carried thirteen


Early boats:

  • one 3-in gun
  • one .303 machine gun

Later boats built during World War II:

  • one 4-in gun
  • one 20mm gun
  • three .303 machine guns

See Also



  • Chesneau, Roger (editor) (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).

"S" Class Submarine
1929 and 1930 Programmes
  Swordfish Sturgeon Seahorse Starfish  
1931 – 1935 Programmes
  Sealion Shark Snapper Salmon  
  Seawolf Spearfish Sunfish Sterlet  
1939 – 1944 Programmes
Safari Sahib Saracen Satyr Sceptre
Seadog Sibyl Sea Rover Seraph Shakespeare
P222 Sea Nymph Sickle Simoom Sirdar
Spiteful Splendid Sportsman Stoic Stonehenge
Storm Stratagem Strongbow Spark Scythian
Stubborn Surf Syrtis Shalimar Scotsman
Sea Devil Spirit Statesman Sturdy Stygian
Subtle Supreme Sea Scout Selene Seneschal
Sentinel Sidon Sleuth Solent Spearhead
Springer Saga Scorcher Spur Sanguine
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