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HMS Virulent

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Name  HMS Virulent
Laid down  30 March 1943
Identification  pennant number P95
Launched  23 May 1944
Draft  4.65 m
Ordered  21 May 1942
Commissioned  1 October 1944
Construction started  30 March 1943
Length  62 m
Builder  Vickers-Armstrongs
Out of service  Lent to the Greek Navy, 29 May 1946

HMS Virulent was a V-class submarine of the Royal Navy. She was built during the Second World War as part of the second batch (18 in number) of V-class submarines ordered on 21 May 1942.

She was built by Vickers-Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne), being laid down on 30 March 1943, launched on 23 May 1944, and finally commissioned on 1 October 1944.

Fate

Virulent was lent to the Hellenic Navy as Argonaftis (U15) from 29 May 1946 until 3 October 1958. She was intended to be towed from Malta to the River Tyne. She broke adrift from the tow on 15 December 1958 and became stranded on the northern Spanish coast. She was then found and towed by two Spanish trawlers and the frigate Hernán Cortés to Pasajes on 6 January 1959. Sold to a Spanish scrap company in spring 1961, she was eventually scrapped in April 1961 at Pasajes.

References

HMS Virulent Wikipedia


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