|HMS Seneschal (P255)|
|Class and type:||S class submarine|
|Laid down:||1 September 1943|
|Launched:||April 23, 1945|
|Commissioned:||6 September 1945|
|Fate:||sold for breaking up 1960|
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:||48ficers 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 Seneschal 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 April 23, 1945. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Seneschal, after the office.
She survived the Second World War, but endured several mishaps in post-war life. She suffered an explosion on 4 June 1947, and on 14 June 1952, she collided with the Danish frigate Thetis, south of the Isle of Wight. The submarine's periscope and radar mast were damaged. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. She was eventually sold, arriving at the yards of Clayton & Davie, Dunston, for breaking up on August 23, 1960.
- HMS Seneschal, Uboat.net
- 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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