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HMS Oswald (N58)

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Name  HMS Oswald
Laid down  30 May 1927
Identification  Pennant number N58
Construction started  30 May 1927
Length  86 m
Builder  Vickers-Armstrongs
Ordered  2 December 1926
Commissioned  1 May 1929
Fate  Sunk, 1 August 1940
Launched  19 June 1928
Draft  4.9 m
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Similar  HMS Orpheus (N46), HMS Osiris (N67), HMS Otus (N92)

HMS Oswald was an Odin-class submarine built for the Royal Navy during the 1920s.


Construction and career

She was laid down by Vickers-Armstrongs at Barrow-in-Furness on 30 May 1927, launched on 19 June 1928 and commissioned on 1 May 1929.


Oswald left Alexandria, Egypt, for a patrol east of Sicily on 19 July 1940. On 30 July, she spotted a convoy of several merchant ships. Her attack on the convoy was not successful and she was spotted by the convoy's escorting destroyers. Subsequently on 1 August Oswald was rammed and sunk by the Italian destroyer Ugolino Vivaldi while on patrol south of Calabria. 52 crewmen were rescued by Italian warships and 3 were lost.


HMS Oswald (N58) Wikipedia