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Submarine histories. Royal Navy Acheron class submarines. Submarine website dedicated to the history of HMS Acheron, HMS Aeneas, HMS Affray, HMS Alaric, HMS Alcide, HMS Alderney, HMS Alliance, HMS Ambush, HMS Anchorite, HMS Amphion, HMS Andrew, HMS Artemis, HMS Artful, HMS Astute, HMS Auriga and HMS Aurochs from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of A Class submarines.

Acheron 25th March 1947 Scrapped in 1972 at Newport.
Aeneas 25th October 1945 Broken up 1974
Affray 12th April 1945 Lost on 16th April 1951.
Alaric 18th February 1946 Scrapped in July 1971 at Inverkeithing.
Alcide 12th April 1945 Unknown.

Alderney

25th June 1945 Unknown.
Alliance 28th June 1945 Unknown.
Ambush 24th September 1945 Scrapped in July 1971 at Inverkeithing.
Anchorite  (became Amphion) 22nd January 1946 Scrapped in August 1970 at Troon.
Amphion  (became Anchorite) 31st August 1944 Scrapped in July 1971 at Inverkeithing.
Andrew 6th April 1946 Unknown.
Artemis 26th August 1946 Sold for scrap in 1972.
Artful 22nd May 1947 Scrapped 1972
Astute 30th January 1945 Scrapped in October 1970 at Dunston.
Auriga 29th March 1945 Unknown.
Aurochs 8th July 1945 Scrapped in February 1967 at Troon.

HMS Acheron

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HMS Acheron

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HMS Acheron.

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HMS Aeneas

HMS Aeneas.

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HMS Affray

HMS Affray.

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George Ashley, who died on board HMS Affray when she sank in 1951.  He was aged 29.  Sent in by his niece, Kate Adair.

HMS Alaric

HMS Alaric.

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HMS Alcide

HMS Alcide, September 1968.

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HMS Alcide

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HMS Alcide.

PHS298

HMS Alderney

HMS Alderney

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HMS Alderney.

Sent in by Colin Jones

HMS Alliance

HMS Alliance.

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HMS Alliance, September 1966.

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HMS Ambush

HMS Ambush.

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HMS Anchorite

HMS Anchorite (P422) 

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HMS Amphion (ex - Anchorite).

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HMS Andrew

HMS Andrew.

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HMS Andrew, October 1948.

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HMS Andrew as 'Trojan' for the 1950 film Morning Departure. Contributed by Christopher Knight, whose father Eric Knight served on HMS Andrew. (see message board).

HMS Andrew, August 1973.

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HMS Andrew (again as HMS Trojan), departing Portsmouth. Contributed by Christopher Knight (see message board).

HMS Andrew, 1953.

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HMS Artemis

HMS Artemis.

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HMS Artemis at Malta.

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HMS Artful

HMS Artful.

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HMS Artful.

Sent in by Colin Jones

HMS Astute

HMS Astute.

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HMS Auriga

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HMS Auriga

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HMS Auriga.

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HMS Aurochs

HMS Aurochs.

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Displacement: 1120 tons    Compliment: 61.    Armament: 10 x 21 inch torpedo tubes ( 4 bow, 2 stern; 4 torpedoes). One 4 inch quick-firing MkXXII gun.      Speed: surface speed 18.5 knots, submerged speed 8 knots