HMS Artemis (P 449)
Submarine of the A class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Ordered||7 Apr 1943|
|Laid down||28 Feb 1944|
|Launched||26 Aug 1946|
|Commissioned||15 Aug 1947|
|Lost||1 Jul 1971|
On 1 July 1971 Artemis sank in 9 metres of water while moored alongside HMS Dolphin at Gosport submarine base while refueling. Due to unspecified causes, the sub dipped by the bow and cabling which was encumbering the forward hatch prevented it from being closed. The bow filled and the sub went to the bottom.
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Notable events involving Artemis include:
An unidentified stoker attempted sabotaging the sub by placing a signal grenade inside the engine.
21 Jan 1956
Was in collision with a motor trawler in the Channel off the Isle of Wight while on exercises. Artemis sustained no damage and carried on.
While on loan to Canada, caused major concern when she failed to surface in response to signals during manoeuvres, 700 nm off New York. Canadian planes and ships started a frantic search, but Artemis surfaced safely an hour and a half later.