Allied Warships


L class

3 ships

Technical information

Displacement890 / 1080 BRT 
Length229 feet 
Complement43 men 
Armament1 4" gun
4 21" torpedo tubes (bow) 2 18" torpedo tubes (stern) 
Max speed17.5 / 10.5 knots (surfaced/submerged)
EnginesDiesel / Electric, 2 shafts 
Power2400 / 1600 HP  (surfaced/submerged)
Notes on classMainly used for training during the Second World War.
In 1943/1944 they were sent to Canada for to be used in A/S warfare training. 

All ships of the L class

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS L 23 (N 23)
HMS L 26 (N 26)
HMS L 27 (N 27)

3 Submarines of the L class.

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

See all Submarine classes.

Fighting Captain, The

Burn, Alan

Books dealing with this subject include:

Abandon Ship!, Newcomb, Richard F., 2000
Above Us the Waves, Warren, C.E.T. and Benson, James, 1971 (transl.)
Advance Force - Pearl Harbor, Burlingame, Burl, 2002
Air war over the nore, Jonathan Sutherland, 2010
Aircraft Versus Submarine, Price, Alfred, 1980 (transl.)
Airships vs. Submarines, Van Treuren, Richard G., 2009
Allied Submarine Attacks of World War Two, Rohwer, J├╝rgen, 1997
Allied Submarines, Watts, Anthony J., 1977
Allied Submarines of World War Two, Poolman, Kenneth, 1990 (transl.)
American Submarine War Patrol Reports: U.S.S. Wahoo (SS-238), McDaniel, J.T. (editor), 2003
American Submarines, Lenton, H.T., 1973
Assault on a Queen, Finney, Jack, 1959
Axis Submarines, Watts, Anthony J., 1977
Bacalao, McDaniel, J.T., 2004
Back from the Deep, LaVO, Carl, 1998

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