Rainbow Class Submarine (1930)

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Britain planned six and completed four Rainbow class submarines, delivering them in the early 1930s. They were similar to the previous year's Perseus class in that they were designed to offer endurance sufficient for the great oceans worked on the China Station.

Overview of 4 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Rainbow Chatham Royal Dockyard 14 May, 1930 Collision 4 Oct, 1940
Regent Vickers, Barrow 11 Jun, 1930 Mined 18 Apr, 1943
Regulus Vickers, Barrow 11 Jun, 1930 Mined 6 Dec, 1940
Rover Vickers, Barrow 11 Jun, 1930 Scrapped 1946




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).

Rainbow Class Submarine
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