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HMS Sturdy (P248)
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HMS Sturdy
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: S class submarine
Name: HMS Sturdy
Builder: Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead
Laid down: 22 December 1942
Launched: September 30, 1943
Commissioned: 29 December 1943
Fate: Sold July 1957, broken up 1958
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 Sturdy 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 September 30, 1943.

She survived the Second World War, spending most of it in the Pacific Far East, where she sank eleven Japanese sailing vessels, two Japanese tugboats and three barges, three Japanese fishing vessels, five small unidentified Japanese vessels, a coaster, two small Japanese landing craft, the Japanese Communication Vessels No.142 and No.128 and the Japanese ships Kosei Maru (99 BRT) and Hansei Maru.[1]

Sturdy was sold in July 1957. She arrived at the yards of Clayton and Davie on May 9, 1958 for breaking up.


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Coordinates: 4°34′S 121°27′E / 4.567°S 121.45°E / -4.567; 121.45

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