|HMS Scotsman (P243)|
|Class and type:||S class submarine|
|Ordered:||20 December 1941|
|Laid down:||15 April 1943|
|Launched:||18 August 1944|
|Commissioned:||9 December 1944|
|Fate:||broken up November 1964|
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
She survived the Second World War and in 1953 took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Scotsman was decommissioned in 1961, and in spring 1964 was scuttled off the Isle of Bute so she could be salvaged as part of a training exercise. She was raised in June 1964 and sold to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company, arriving at Troon on 19 November 19, 1964 for breaking up.
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- Critchley, Mike (1981). British Warships Since 1945: Part 2. Liskeard, UK: Maritime Books. ISBN 0-9506323-6-8.
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