|HMS Sanguine (P266)|
|Class and type:||S class submarine|
|Builder:||Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead|
|Laid down:||10 January 1944|
|Launched:||February 15, 1945|
|Commissioned:||13 May 1945|
|Out of service:||Sold to Israeli Navy in 1958|
|Renamed:||Rahav March 1959|
|Fate:||Cannibalised for spares for Tanin, 1968|
814-872 tons surfaced|
990 tons submerged
|Length:||217 ft (66 m)|
|Beam:||23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)|
|Draught:||11 ft (3.4 m)|
14.75 knots surfaced|
8 knots submerged
|Complement:||48 officers and men|
6 x forward 21-inch torpedo tubes, one aft|
one three-inch gun (four-inch on later boats)
one 20 mm cannon
three .303-calibre machine gun
HMS Sanguine was an S class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the Third Group built of that class. She was built by Cammell Laird and launched on February 15, 1945. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Sanguine.
Sanguine was sold to the Israeli Navy in 1958 and renamed Rahav in March 1959. Not operational during the Six day war she was retired in 1968 and cannibalised for spare parts for Tanin, formerly HMS Springer, Rahav's's sister ship which did see combat in 1967.
A Gal class submarine named Rahav served from 1977 to 1997. A Dolphin class submarine was delivered 29 April 2013 to the Israeli Navy.
- Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
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