H.M.S. Proteus (1929)

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H.M.S. Proteus (1929)
Builder: Vickers, Barrow
Launched: 23 Jul, 1929
Commissioned: 28 Apr, 1930[1]
Scrapped: Mar, 1946
H.M.S. Proteus was one of six Parthian Class submarines completed for the Royal Navy.


Commissioned at Barrow on 28 April, 1930.[2]

In late 1930, she collided with sister-sub Pandora near Gibraltar. They were repaired at Gibraltar for repair while two other sisters proceeded to the China Station.[3]

In 1934, her bell, inscribed with her name and perhaps her motto, was offered for sale to naval officers and others who might be interested, at a price between £1 and £5. Interested parties were to write the Director of Stores and were urged to include any special information which might convey the importance they attach to the bell, in light of the Admiralty's understanding that such items carry great sentimental value. Just why her bell would be offered for sale at this point in her career seems hard to explain.[4]

By mid-1937 she was with the Fourth Submarine Flotilla on the China Station.[5]


See Also


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 260.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 262.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 24 Dec. 1930, p. 10.
  4. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 264.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 260.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 263.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 263.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 264.
  10. Uboat.net page on the man.
  11. Uboat.net page on the man.

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