H 44

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
H 44
Vessel Type: 
Submarine
GRT: 
430
Year Built: 
1920
Arrival Date: 
01/02/1945
Original Builder: 
Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle upon Tyne
Other Information: 

 H-Class Submarine for the Roayl Navy
 
Displacement  :  430 tons surfaced / 518 tons submerged
Dimensions  :  171' 0"  x  15' 4"    (52.12 m  x  4.67 m)
Propulsion  :  2 x 480 HP 8-Cyl 4-strole S.A. Diesel Engines + 2 x 620 HP Electric Motors (Twin-Screw)
Speed  :  11.5 knots - surfaced  and  9.0 knots - submerged
Range  :  2,986 nm surfaced at 7.5 knots, and 130 nm submerged at 2.0 knots
Complement  :  22 men
Armaments  :  4 x 21 inch torpedo bow tubes + 8 Nos. x 21 inch torpedoes

 
Assigned to the 5th Flotilla at Gosport through 1920 and 1930, then attached to the Training Flotilla at Rothesay, Isle of Bute. 
 
Whilst on patrol off Texel, Netherlands, on 21st June 1940, H44 torpedoed and sank the small Danish freighter ALFA (GRT 844)

 

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