Allied Warships


R class

4 ships

Technical information

Displacement1475 / 2030 BRT 
Length292.5 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 classThis class was, like the P class also similar to the earlier O class, again larger in length and with further improvements, the 4 inch gun was mounted lower and was, unlike the P class not fitted with a shield.

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


All ships of the R class

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Rainbow (N 16) Lost on 4 Oct 1940
HMS Regent (N 41) Lost on 1 May 1943
HMS Regulus (i) (N 88) Lost on 6 Dec 1940
HMS Rover (N 62)

4 Submarines of the R class. 3 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 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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