|HMS P48 (1942)|
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|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|
|Class & type:||U-class|
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)|
2 shaft diesel-electric
11.25 knots max surfaced
10 knots max submerged
4 bow internal 21 inch torpedo tubes - 8 - 10 torpedoes
1 - 3 inch gun
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.
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