|Displacement||1475 / 2030 BRT|
|Complement||6 officers + 47 men|
|Armament||1 4" gun 2 MG AA 8 21" torpedo tubes (6 bow, 2 stern)|
|Max speed||17.5 / 9 knots (surfaced/submerged)|
|Engines||Diesel / electric, 2 shafts|
|Power||4400 / 1350 HP (surfaced/submerged)|
|Notes on class|
This class was diverted into three groups. Oberon was built as a prototype. Otway and Oxley were built for Australia but were returned to the R.N. some years after completion due to financial reasons, these ships were known as the Oxley group. The remaining six ships were the Odin group.
Specifications as given above are for the Odin group.
Oberon (prototype); Displacement: 1311 / 1831 BRT Lenght: 275 feet Speed: 15 / 9 knots Power: 2950 / 1350 HP Otherwise same as above.
Oxley group; Displacement: 1350 / 1870 BRT Lenght: 278.5 feet Speed: 15.5 / 9 knots Power: 2950 / 1350 HP Otherwise same as above.
Submarines of this class that have detailed patrol info added are shown in bold in the list below.
All ships of the O class
|HMS Odin (N 84)||Lost on 14 Jun 1940|
|HMS Olympus (N 35)||Lost on 8 May 1942|
|HMS Orpheus (i) (N 46)||Lost on Jun 1940|
|HMS Osiris (N 67)|
|HMS Oswald (N 58)||Lost on 1 Aug 1940|
|HMS Otus (N 92)|
|HMS Otway (N 51)|
|HMS Oxley (55 P)||Lost on 10 Sep 1939|
|HMS Oberon (N 21)|
Full wartime service history on this vessel.
See all Submarine classes.
Walter R. Borneman
Books dealing with this subject include:
Abandon Ship!, Newcomb, Richard F., 2000