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HMS P48 (1942)
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS P48
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 21 August 1941
Launched: 15 April 1942
Commissioned: 18 June 1942
Fate: Depth charged in the Gulf of Tunis on 25 December 1942
General characteristics
Class & type: U-class
Displacement:

Surfaced - 540 tons standard, 630 tons full load


Submerged - 730 tons
Length: 191 ft (58 m)
Beam: 16 ft 1 in (4.90 m)
Draught: 15 ft 2 in (4.62 m)
Propulsion:

2 shaft diesel-electric
2 Paxman Ricardo diesel generators + electric motors

615 / 825 hp
Speed:

11.25 knots max surfaced


10 knots max submerged
Complement: 27-31
Armament:

4 bow internal 21 inch torpedo tubes - 8 - 10 torpedoes


1 - 3 inch gun

HMS P48 was a Royal Navy U-class submarine built by Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness.

The submarine departed from Malta on her last patrol, on 23 December 1942 under the command of Lieutenant M.E. Faber. She was sunk with the loss of her entire crew two days later whilst attacking an Italian convoy in the Gulf of Tunis heading towards Tunis. The submarine was depth charged by two Italian torpedo boats, Ardente and Ardito at position 37º15'N, 10º30'E, north-west of the island of Zembra. The submarine was officially declared overdue on 5 January 1943.[1]

References

  1. Submarine losses 1904 to present day, RN Submarine Museum, Gosport


Coordinates: 37°15′N 10°30′E / 37.25°N 10.5°E / 37.25; 10.5

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