Experimental Submarines

V Class

Experimental V Class Submarine

 

They were eventually accepted into the Royal Navy and met all their design requirements although having a low level of underwater endurance.

All four were taken out of service in 1919 and broken up (1920 - 1921), after the First World War.

4 Built

V1, V2, V3, V4

Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness
1914 - 1915

 

Technical Information

Displacement:
V1 - 386 sf - 453 sm.
V2 - V4 - 391 sf - 457 sm

Length (Metric):
V1 - 43.9
V2 - V4 - 45

Breadth (Metric):
5

Draught/Height (Metric):
3.5

Machinery:
8 cylinder Vickers diesels 900hp.
2 Electric Motors 450hp.

Speed (kts):
14 sf
8.5 sm

Oil Supply (tons):


Armament:
2 x 18 inch tubes (bow).
1 x 12pdr gun.
Reloads:4.

Range:
1,200 nm sf
50 nm at 5 kts sm

Complement:
20 Officers and Ratings.