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HMS Tantivy (P319)

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Name  HMS Tantivy
Commissioned  25 July 1943
Construction started  4 July 1942
Length  84 m
Laid down  4 July 1942
Fate  sunk as target 1951
Launched  6 April 1943
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Class and type  British T class submarine
Displacement  1,290 tons surfaced 1,560 tons submerged
Builders  John Brown & Company, Vickers-Armstrongs

HMS Tantivy was a British submarine of the third group of the T class. It was built as P319 by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, and John Brown & Company, Clydebank, and launched on 6 April 1943. So far it has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Tantivy.

Service

Tantivy served in the Far East for much of its wartime career, where sit sank a Siamese sailing vessel, the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shiretoko Maru, the Japanese Communications Vessel No. 137, the Japanese barge No. 136 and the Japanese motor sailing vessel Tachibana Maru No.47, a Japanese tug, two Japanese coasters, a Japanese sailing vessel, the small Japanese vessels Chokyu Maru No.2, Takasago Maru No.3, and Otori Maru, as well as twelve small vessels that are unidentified (all pretty well undefended and peaceable). it also laid numerous mines.

It survived the war and continued in service with the Navy, finally being sunk as an anti-submarine target in the Cromarty Firth in 1951.

References

HMS Tantivy (P319) Wikipedia


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