|Displacement||1475 / 2040 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 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
|HMS Pandora (N 42)||Lost on 1 Apr 1942|
|HMS Parthian (N 75)||Lost on 11 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)|
Full wartime service history on this vessel.
See all Submarine classes.
Left for dead
Books dealing with this subject include:
Abandon Ship!, Newcomb, Richard F., 2000