Allied Warships


S-1 class

24 ships

The submarine S-38 (SS-143) of the US Navy.

Technical information

Displacement854 / 1062 BRT 
Length219 feet 
Complement42 men 
Armament4 torpedo tubes, 12 torpedoes
1 4" deck gun 
Max speed14.5 / 11 knots (surfaced/submerged)
EnginesDiesels / Electric 
Power1200 / 1500  (surfaced/submerged)
Notes on class 

All ships of the S-1 class

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS P 553 (P 553) (ex. S-21)
HMS P 554 (P 554) (ex. S-22)
HMS P 552 (P 552) (ex. S-1)
HMS P 555 (P 555) (ex. S-24)
HMS P 556 (P 556) (ex. S-29)

Polish Navy Polish Navy (more on Polish Navy)

ORP Jastrzab (P 551) Lost on 2 May 1942

US Navy US Navy (more on US Navy)

S-1 (SS-105) (Loaned to the Royal Navy as P 552)
S-18 (SS-123)
S-21 (SS-126) (Loaned to the Royal Navy as P 553)
S-22 (SS-127) (Loaned to the Royal Navy as P 554)
S-23 (SS-128)
S-24 (SS-129) (Loaned to the Royal Navy as P 555)
S-25 (SS-130) (Loaned to the Polish Navy as Jastrzab)
S-28 (SS-133) Lost on 4 Jul 1944
S-29 (SS-134) (Loaned to the Royal Navy as P 556)
S-30 (SS-135)
S-31 (SS-136)
S-32 (SS-137)
S-33 (SS-138)
S-34 (SS-139)
S-35 (SS-140)
S-37 (SS-142)
S-38 (SS-143)
S-40 (SS-145)
S-41 (SS-146)
S-20 (SS-125)
S-26 (SS-131) Lost on 24 Jan 1942
S-27 (SS-132) Lost on 19 Jun 1942
S-36 (SS-141) Lost on 20 Jan 1942
S-39 (SS-144) Lost on 16 Aug 1942

24 Submarines (30 names) of the S-1 class. 6 of them were lost.

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

See all Submarine classes.

Books dealing with this subject include:

Return to the Allied Warships section