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HMS Sea Rover (P218)
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HMS Sea Rover
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: S class submarine
Name: HMS Sea Rover
Builder: Scotts, Greenock
Laid down: 14 April 1941
Launched: February 8, 1943
Commissioned: 7 July 1943
Fate: sold October 1949, broken up from June 1950
General characteristics
Displacement: 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)
Speed: 14.75 knots surfaced
8 knots submerged
Complement: 48 officers and men
Armament: 6 x forward 21-inch torpedo tubes, one aft
13 torpedoes
one three-inch gun (four-inch on later boats)
one 20 mm cannon
three .303-calibre machine gun

HMS Sea Rover was an S class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the Third Group built of that class. She was built by Scotts, of Greenock and launched on February 8, 1943. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Sea Rover.

Sea Rover spent most of her career in the Far East, where she sank a number of Japanese ships, including the ship Matsu Maru No.1, the transport Shobu Maru, the auxiliary gunboat Koshu Maru, three sailing vessels, a coaster and four unidentified Japanese vessels.[1]

Sea Rover survived the Second World War, and was sold in October 1949. Sea Rover was broken up at Faslane from June 1950.


  1. HMS Sea Rover,

Coordinates: 4°56′N 100°17′E / 4.933°N 100.283°E / 4.933; 100.283

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