|Class and type S class submarine|
Laid down 14 October 1941
Fate Sunk 28 March 1944
Launched 4 February 1943
Draft 3.4 m
|Name HMS Syrtis|
Commissioned 23 April 1943
Construction started 14 October 1941
Length 66 m
Builder Cammell Laird
|Displacement 814-872 tons surfaced 990 tons submerged|
HMS Syrtis was an S class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the Third Group built of that class. She was constructed by Cammell Laird and launched on March 23, 1943. So far she has been the only vessel to bear the name Syrtis, the Latin name for the Gulf of Gabes in the Mediterranean Sea.
She served in home waters, and left Lerwick on 16 March 1944 to patrol off the Norwegian coast. On 20 March she was ordered to an area near Bodø. Two days later she sank the steamer Narvik with gunfire. On the 28th Syrtis was ordered to return to Lerwick. The signal was never acknowledged and the submarine failed to return. German reports indicate the sinking of a submarine in the Bodø area at the time by shore batteries, but the most likely cause of her loss is a mine.