|Displacement||1475 / 2030 BRT|
|Complement||6 officers + 47 men|
|Armament||1 4" gun 2 MG AA 8 21" torpedo tubes (6 bow, 2 stern)|
|Max speed||17.5 / 9 knots (surfaced/submerged)|
|Engines||Diesel / Electric, 2 shafts|
|Power||4400 / 1320 HP (surfaced/submerged)|
|Notes on class||This 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
|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)|
Full wartime service history on this vessel.
See all Submarine classes.
Escape from the deep
Books dealing with this subject include:
Abandon Ship!, Newcomb, Richard F., 2000