Porpoise Class

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Submarine histories. Royal Navy Porpoise class submarines. Submarine website dedicated to the history of HMS Porpoise from launch to participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of Porpoise Class submarines.

HMS Porpoise was built by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow and launched 30th August 1932. Built as a mine laying submarine. she was completed with saddle-tanks. and her hull was similar to the Parthian class submarines.  HMS Porpoise was sunk by Japanese aerial bombing on the 16th January 1945

HMS Porpoise, July 1935.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2355

Original republished ? MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price ?5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2355

HMS Porpoise, 1937.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2356

Original republished ? MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price ?5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2356

HM Submarine Porpoise.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PHS242

Displacement: 1500 tons    Compliment: 59.    Armament: 6 x 21 inch torpedo tubes ( bow, 12 torpedoes). One 4.7 inch quick-firing MkIX gun, plus 50 mines.      Speed: surface speed 15.5 knots, submerged speed 8.75 knots