Allied Warships


P class

5 ships

The submarine HMS Proteus (N 29) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

Displacement1475 / 2040 BRT 
Length290 feet 
Complement6 officers + 47 men 
Armament1 4" gun
8 21" torpedo tubes (6 bow, 2 stern) 
Max speed17.5 / 9 knots (surfaced/submerged)
EnginesDiesel / Electric, 2 shafts 
Power4400 / 1320 HP  (surfaced/submerged)
Notes on class

This class was very similar to the earlier O class but were slightly longer. They had a raked stem (bows) and a shield was provided for the 4" gun.

A sixth ship, HMS Poseidon, was sunk in a collision with the Merchant Yuta, 20 miles north of Wei Hai Wei, China on 9 June 1931.

Submarines of this class that have detailed patrol info added are shown in bold in the list below.


All ships of the P class

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HMS Pandora (N 42) Lost on 1 Apr 1942
HMS Parthian (N 75) Lost on Aug 1943
HMS Perseus (i) (N 36) Lost on 6 Dec 1941
HMS Phoenix (N 96) Lost on 16 Jul 1940
HMS Proteus (N 29)

5 Submarines of the P class. 4 of them were lost.

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 Submarines, Watts, Anthony J., 1977
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
Baltic Assignment, Wilson, Michael, 1985
Battle of the Atlantic, Nesbit, Roy C., 2002

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