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HMS Spur
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HMS Spur
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: S class submarine
Name: HMS Spur
Builder: Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead
Laid down: 1 October 1943
Launched: November 17, 1944
Commissioned: 18 February 1945
Fate: Sold to the Portuguese navy as NRP Narval, November 1948
Career (Portugal)
Name: NRP Narval
Acquired: November 1948
Fate: Broken up 1 October 1969
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 Spur 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 November 17, 1944. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Spur.

During her wartime career, Spur claimed to have sunk a total of eleven junks in the Strait of Malacca, during her service in the Far East.[1]

Spur survived the Second World War and was sold to the Portuguese navy in November 1948, where she was renamed NRP Narval. She was broken up from October 1, 1969.


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