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S (Swordfish) Class (1932) SS 
Ships

Ship Pennant
No
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Loss
Note:
To Group 1 (Swordfish Class) - Group 2 (Shark Class) - Group 3 (Seraph Class)
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Group 1 - Swordfish Class (1932) To top

Seahorse

98S

26-Jul-1933 07-Jan-1940 Depth charged and sunk Heligoland Bight, 07-Jan-1940.

Starfish

19S

03-Jul-1933 09-Jan-1940 Scuttled after being depth charged and badly damaged. Heligoland Bight 09-Jan-1940. Crew captured. 

Sturgeon

73S, 73N, N73

15-Dec-1932 1945 Loaned to Dutch Navy 11-Oct-1943 to 14-Sep-1945 as Zeehond. Returned to RN. Broken up at Granton, Jan-1946.

Swordfish

61S, 61N, N61

16-Sep-1932 07-Nov-1940 Mined off Isle of Wight 07-Nov-1940, with loss of all crew. Exact fate only known in 1983 when wreck discovered.
Group 2 - Shark Class (1934) To top

Salmon

65S

08-Mar-1935 09-Jul-1940 Presumed mined North Sea about 09-Jul-1940, no survivors.

Sealion

72S, 72N, N72

21-Dec-1934 03-Mar-1945 Expended as Asdic target off Arran, 03-Mar-1945.

Seawolf

47S, 47N, N47

12-Mar-1936 Nov-1945 Scrapped Montreal, Canada, Nov-1945.

Shark

54S

05-Oct-1934 06-Jul-1940 Scuttled after being badly damaged by bombing off Stavanger, Norway, 06-Jul-1940. 2 killed, 19 wounded.

Snapper

39S, 39N, N39

14-Jun-1935 11-Feb-1941 Believed mined in Bay of Biscay, 11-Feb-1941 with loss of all crew.

Spearfish

69S

11-Dec-1936 01-Aug-1940 Torpedoed and sunk by U-34 SW Stavanger, Norway, 01-Aug-1940. One survivor. 

Sterlet

22S

06-Apr-1938 18-Apr-1940 Sunk by three German Corvettes UJ126, UJ126, and UJ128 in Skagerrak 18-Apr-1940.

Sunfish

81S, 81N, N81

02-Jul-1937 30-May-1944 Transferred to Soviet Navy as V1 30-May-1944. Bombed and sunk in error by RAF aircraft 27-Jul-1944 with loss of all crew. 
Group 3 - Seraph Class (1942) To top

P222

P222

03-Nov-1942 12-Dec-1942 (Ex-P72). Claimed sunk by Italian Destroyer Escort Fortunale off Naples 12-Dec-1942, with loss of all crew.

Safari

P211

15-Feb-1942 07-Jan-1946 (Ex-P61, P211). Sold 07-Jan-1946. Wrecked while under tow to breakers 08-Jan-1946.

Saga

P257

27-May-1945 11-Oct-1948 Transferred to Portuguese Navy as Nautilo, 11-Oct-1948. Decommissioned and scrapped 25-Jan-1969.

Sahib

P212

30-May-1942 24-Apr-1943 (Ex-P62, P212). Scuttled by crew after being bombed and depth charged and left in sinking condition.

Sanguine

P266, S66

15-Feb-1945 23-Feb-1959 Sold to Israeli Navy as Rahav 23-Feb-1959. Broken up Haifa 1969.

Saracen

P215, P247

27-Jun-1942 18-Aug-1943 (Ex-P63, P213, P247). Sunk by Italian Corvettes Minerva and Euterpe off Bastia, Corsica, 18-Aug-1943. with loss of four crew.

Satyr

P214

28-Sep-1942 Feb-1952 (Ex-P64, P214). Loaned to French Navy as Saphir Feb-1952 to Aug-1961. Broken up at Charlestown, Fife Jun-1962. 

Sceptre

P215

09-Jan-1943 1949 (Ex-P65, P215). Sold Gateshead Sep-1949.

Scorcher

P258, S58

06-Feb-1945 1962 Broken up Charlestown, Fife Aug-1962

Scotsman

P243, S143

27-Oct-1944 1961 (Ex-P243). Reserve at Gareloch 1961. Sunk in 1964 for lifting exercise, salved Jun-1964. Sold and scrapped at Troon 19-Nov-1964. 

Scythian

P237, S137

11-Jul-1944 08-Aug-1960 (Ex-P237). Sold and scrapped 08-Aug-1960 at Charlestown.

Sea Devil

P244, S244

31-Mar-1945 1965 (Ex-P244). Scrapped 15-Dec-1965.

Seadog

P216

24-Sep-1942 1948 (Ex-P66, P216). Sold and scrapped at Troon Aug-1948.

Sea Nymph

P223

29-Jul-1942 Jun-1948 (Ex-P73, P223). Scraped at Troon, Jun-1948.

Sea Robin

P267

    Cancelled

Sea Rover

P218

07-Jul-1943 1949 (Ex-P68, P218). Scrapped Oct-1949 at Faslane.

Sea Scout

P253

15-May-1944 Dec-1963 (Ex-P253). Sold 09-Dec-1965. Scrapped Swansea 14-Dec-1965.

Selene

P254

10-Jun-1944 06-Jun-1961 (Ex-P254). Scrapped 06-Jun-1961, Gateshead.

Seneschal

P255, S75

31-Jul-1945 23-Aug-1960 Scrapped 23-Aug-1960 at Dunston.

Sentinel

P256

28-Nov-1945 28-Feb-1962 Sold 28-Feb-1962, scrapped at Gillingham.

Seraph

P219, S69

27-May-1942 1965 (Ex-P69, P219). Sold and scrapped at Swansea Dec-1965.

Shakespeare

P221

10-Jul-1942 03-Jan-1945 (Ex-P71, P221). Damaged by gunfire and bombing North of Sumatra 03-Jan-1945. Towed by Stygian to Ceylon. Not repaired. Sold 14-Jul-1946 for scrap. 

Shalimar

P242

03-Apr-1944 Jul-1950 (Ex-P242). Scrapped Jul-1950, Isle of Bute.

Sibyl

P217

16-Aug-1942 1948 (Ex-P67, P217). Scrapped Mar-1948 at Troon.

Sickle

P224

01-Dec-1942 16-Jun-1944 (Ex-P74, P224). Possibly mined Kythera Channel Southern Aegean Sea, 16-Jun-1944.

Sidon

P259, S59

24-Oct-1944 16-Jun-1955 Sank badly damaged in explosion of hydrogen peroxide powered torpedo while alongside HMS Maidstone, Portland, 16-Jun-1955. 13 killed. Raised 23-Jun-1955. Expended as Asdic target of Portland 14-Jun-1957.

Simoon

P225

28-Nov-1942 19-Nov-1943 (Ex-P75, P225). Possibly mined Northern Aegean Sea, no survivors. 

Sirdar

P226, S76

18-Aug-1943 1955 (Ex-P76, P226). Scrapped 31-May-1955.

Sleuth

P261, S61

02-Sep-1944 1958 Scrapped 15-Jun-1958, Charlestown.

Solent

P262, S62

29-Jul-1944 28-Aug-1961 Scrapped 28-Aug-1961 at Troon.

Spark

P236

28-Apr-1944 28-Oct-1949 (Ex-P23, P236). Sold 28-Oct-1949. Broken up at Faslane.

Spearhead

P263

21-Nov-1944 Aug-1948 Sod to Portuguese Navy as Neptuno Aug-1948. Paid off and scrapped 01-Sep-1967.

Spirit

P245

27-Oct-1942 (Launched) 04-Jan-1950 (Ex-P245). Sold and scrapped 04-Jan-1950.

Spiteful

P227

06-Oct-1943 1963 (Ex-P77, P227). Transferred to French Navy as Sirene 25-Jan-1952. Returned RN 24-Oct-1958. Scrapped Faslane 1963.

Splendid

P228

04-Aug-1942 21-Apr-1943 (Ex-P78, P228). Scuttled after being depth charged and forced to the surface by German destroyer Hermes off Capri 21-Apr-1943. 

Sportsman

P229

21-Dec-1942 1951 (Ex-P79, P229). Transferred to French Navy as Sibylle 1951. Sank off Toulon 24-Sep-1952 with loss of all crew.

Sprightly

P268

    Cancelled

Springer

P264, S64

02-Jul-1945 1958 Sold to Israeli Navy as Tanin 21-Sep-1958. Scraped 1972

Spur

P265

06-Jan-1945 30-Nov-1958 Sold to Portuguese Navy as Narval 30-Nov-1958. 

Statesman

P246

13-Dec-1943 03-Nov-1961 (Ex-P246). Transferred to French Navy as Sultane 1952. Returned 05-Nov-1959. Scrapped 03-Nov-1961 at Portsmouth.

Stoic

P231

31-May-1943 1948 (Ex-P231). Sunk in deep diving trial 1948. Raised, sold and scrapped at Dalmuir Jul-1950. 

Stonehenge

P232

15-Jun-1943 Mar-1944 (Ex-P232). Lost believed mined North of Sumatra Mar-1944. With loss of all crew.

Storm

P233

09-Jul-1943 Nov1949 (Ex-P233). Sold and scrapped Nov-1949 at Troon.

Stratagem

P234

14-Aug-1943 22-Nov-1944 (Ex-P234). Depth charged and sunk by Japanese destroyer 22-Nov-1944

Strongbow

P235

15-Jun-1943 Apr-1946 (Ex-P235). Sold and scrapped Apr-1946 at Preston.

Stubborn

P238

20-Feb-1943 30-Apr-1946 (Ex-P88, P238). Destroyed as Asdic target of Malta 30-Apr-1946.

Sturdy

P248, S48

29-Nov-1943 Sep-1957 (Ex-P248). Sold Sep-1957, Malta. Scrapped May-1958 at Dunton.

Stygian

P249

29-Feb-1944 28-Oct-1949 (Ex-P249). Sold 28-Oct-1949. Scrapped at Faslane.

Subtle

P251, S51

11-Mar-1944 Jun-1958 (Ex-P251). Sold Jun-1958 Scrapped Jul-1959 Charlestown.

Supreme

P252

20-May-1944 17-Jun-1947 (Ex-P252). Converted for ship target trials 17-Jun-1947. Pressure hull collapsed in tests. raised and examined. Sold 12-Jul-1949, scrapped at Troon.

Surf

P239

18-Nov-1943 28-Oct-1948 (Ex-P89,P239). Sold 28-Oct-1948. Scrapped at Faslane.

Surface

P269

    Cancelled

Surge

P271

    Cancelled

Syrtis

P241

24-Mar-1943 28-Mar-1944 (Ex-P241). Probably mined off Bodo, Norway 28-Mar-1944.
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This page last edited - 02 September, 2012.

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