Dorset Submariners

Sidon Index

Specifications

HMS Sidon
 

British                                         S-Class
 

Built By
Cammell Laird &Co LTD.. Birkenhead
Laid down
7th July 1943
Launched
4th September 1944
Commissioned
24th October 1944
Pennant number
259 / S59
Motto
Nemo fatigabit Sidoniam (None shall tire Sidon)
Crest
HMS Sidon crest
Displacement
714 Tons standard.  814 Tons surfaced.  990 Tons surfaced
Dimentions
Length: 217 feet.   Beam: 23 feet 9 inches. 
Draft: 14 feet 1 inches at surface displacement.
Crew
44 - 48
Propultion
2x sets Admiralty design deisel engines. (1900 BHP) Built by Peter Brotherhood Ltd, Peterborough
2 x sets electric motors (1300HP)   Twin screws.
Range
Surfaced: 3760 miles at full speed with 40 tons of fuel in the main ballast tanks.
6800 miles at 5 knots. (Total 80 tons of fuel)
Submerged: 56 miles at 4 knots. 30 minutes at full speed.
Armament
6 x 21 inch Bow torpedo tubes, 12 torpedos carried.
1 x 4 inch mark 12 gun.
1 x 20mm Ocrlikon gun
Max speed
14.75 knots surfaced
C/Os
Lt HC Gowan
Lt (E) SW Stevens
Lt CB Mills DSC
Lt PA Fickling
Lt JH Blacklock
Lt IHD Rankin
Lt Cmdr HT Verry
(28th sept 1944 - 28th dec 1945
2nd feb 1948 (during refit)
24th jun 1959 - 4th sept 1950
21st aug 1950 - 16th feb 1952
16th feb 1952 - 1st mar 1953
26th mar 1953 - 23rd apr 1954
30th jun 1954 - 16th jun 1955



 

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