HMS Proteus (N29)
|Ordered:||7 February 1928|
|Builder:||Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, Barrow-in-Furness|
|Laid down:||18 July 1928|
|Launched:||23 August 1929|
|Completed:||22 August 1929|
|Commissioned:||5 May 1930|
|Decommissioned:||30 June 1944|
|Fate:||Scrapped at Troon, Feb-Mar 1946|
|Notes:||Used for patrol mainly within the Mediterranean Sea.|
|Class and type:||Parthian-class submarine|
|Length:||289 ft (88 m)|
|Beam:||30 ft (9.1 m)|
|Draught:||15 ft 11 in (4.85 m)|
|Range:||8,500 nmi (15,700 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h)|
|Notes:||Pennant number: N29|
HMS Proteus was a Parthian-class submarine designed and built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering in Barrow-in-Furness for the Royal Navy, and was launched on 22 August 1929. Like other submarines in her class she served in China before the war.
Based at Alexandria Proteus engaged and sank 17 German and Italian merchant ships, troopships, tankers and torpedo boats during her service in the Mediterranean in the Second World War. Her attack on the troop transport ship Ithaka is thought to be the first radar guided submarine attack. HMS Proteus was the longest surviving Parthian-class submarine and the only Parthian class submarine to survive the war.
Proteus had a total of nine commanders during the war.
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- IWM Interview with Philip Francis, who commanded HMS Proteus in 1942
- Information on Proteus
- Information on the Parthian Submarine class. Includes Information on Proteus
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