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Oberon

CountryUnited Kingdom
Ship ClassO-class Submarine
Builder NameChatham Dockyard, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Laid Down22 Mar 1924
Launched24 Sep 1926
Commissioned24 Aug 1927
Decommissioned5 Jul 1944
Displacement1,311 tons standard; 1,892 tons submerged
Length275 feet
Beam28 feet
MachineryTwo diesel engines at 4,600hp each, two electric motors at 1,350hp each, two screws
Speed15 knots
Range8,400nm at 10 knots, 70nm at 4 knots submerged
Crew54
Armament6x21in bow tubes, 2x21in stern tubes with 16 torpedoes, 1x4in deck gun, 2x7.7mm Lewis machine guns
Submerged Speed9 knots
First Decommission1937
Recommission2 Aug 1939

Contributor:

ww2dbaseBritish submarine Oberon was the first of nine boats of the O-class submarines; in fact, she was the prototype. She had weapons typical of submarines during her period. She had had fuel stowed in riveted external tanks, which made her vulnerable to depth charges as it was possible that the external tanks would leak fuel during such attacks, thus revealing her position, though that vulnerability was never tested as she served in British waters as a trainer during WW2. Her final decommission took place at Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1944. She was sold for scrap on 24 Aug 1945.

ww2dbaseSources: U-boat.net, Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: May 2008

Oberon Operational Timeline

24 Aug 1927 Oberon was commissioned into service.
5 Jul 1944 Oberon was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

Submarine Oberon underway off Spithead, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, 21 Jan 1943




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Submarine Oberon underway off Spithead, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, 21 Jan 1943


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