|Displacement||545 / 740 BRT|
|Armament||1 3" gun 3 .303" machine guns AA 4 21" torpedo tubes (bow) 8 torpedoes|
|Max speed||13 / 9 knots (surfaced/submerged)|
|Engines||Diesels / electric, 2 shafts|
|Power||800 / 825 HP (surfaced/submerged)|
|Notes on class|
The V-class submarines were very similar to the preceding U-class, they were able to dive deeper by adopting a partly welded construction. They had more powerful diesel engines which improved the surface speed. They were also some ten feet longer. They had a more raking stern than the U-class and were easily distinguished by the direction finding loop which was positioned aft of the casing as opposed to on top of the casing as in the U-class.
Royal Navy ships of the V class
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|HMS Upshot (P 82)|
|HMS Urtica (P 83)|
|HMS Vagabond (P 18)|
|HMS Vampire (P 72)|
|HMS Varne (P 81)|
|HMS Vengeful (P 86) (To Greece as Delphin)|
|HMS Venturer (P 68)|
|HMS Vigorous (P 74)|
|HMS Viking (P 69)|
|HMS Virtue (P 75)|
|HMS Virulent (P 95)|
|HMS Visigoth (P 76)|
|HMS Vivid (P 77)|
|HMS Volatile (P 96)|
|HMS Voracious (P 78)|
|HMS Votary (P 29)|
|HMS Vox (P 73)|
|HMS Vulpine (P 79)|
Full wartime service history on this vessel.
See all Royal Navy Submarine classes.
Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 Vol 2
Books dealing with this subject include:
Abandon Ship!, Newcomb, Richard F., 2000