HMS Ace (P414)

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History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Ace (P414)
Builder: Devonport Dockyard
Laid down: 3 November 1943
Launched: 14 March 1945
Fate: Broken up, June 1950
General characteristics if completed
Class and type: Amphion-class submarine
Displacement: 1,360/1,590 tons (surface/submerged)
Length: 293 ft 6 in (89.46 m)
Beam: 22 ft 4 in (6.81 m)
Draught: 18 ft 1 in (5.51 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 2,150 hp (1,600 kW) Admiralty ML 8-cylinder diesel engine, 2 × 625 hp (466 kW) electric motors for submergence driving two shafts
Speed:
  • 18.5 kn (34.3 km/h) surface, 8 kn (15 km/h) submerged
  • 10,500 nmi (19,400 km) at 11 kn (20 km/h) surfaced
  • 16 nmi (30 km) at 8 kn (15 km/h) or 90 nmi (170 km) at 3 kn (5.6 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 350 ft (110 m)
Complement: 5 officers 55 enlisted
Armament:

HMS Ace (P414) was the name allocated to an Amphion-class submarine of the Royal Navy which was laid down on 3 December 1943 and launched at Devonport Dockyard on 14 March 1945 during the Second World War.[1]

She was not completed because of the end of the war, however the hull was used for explosives testing before arrival in June 1950 to Messrs. Smith & Houston of Port Glasgow, Scotland to be broken up.[1][2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HMS Ace". uboat.net. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ Lenton, H.T. British submarines. MacDonald. p. 118. ISBN 035603612X.