Odin Class

Early Patrol Submarine

  • Odin Class Submarine
  • Odin
  • Olympus
  • Orpheus
  • Osiris
  • Oswald
  • Otus
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The 'O' class were built to replace the 'L' class which were considered not to have the endurance to serve in the Far East. They carried approximately 200 tons more fuel than the 'L' class which was carried in riveted exterior saddle tanks.

One of the faults with this class was the FUEL tanks which were prone to leaking and left a tell tale streak on the surface.

Odin, Olympus, Orpheus, and Oswald were war losses the survivors by 1942 were used for training.

6 Built

Osiris
Otus
Oswald
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness
1928



Odin
H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.
1928

Olympus
Orpheus
Beardmore, Dalmuir.
1928
1929

 

Technical Information


Displacement:
1,475 sf
2,038 sm

Length (ft):
283.5 oa

Breadth (ft):
29' 10" oa

Draught/Height (ft):
16' 1"

Machinery:
Admiralty Diesel 4,400 hp diesel engine.
1,320 electric motor.
Twin screws.

Speed (kts):
17.5 sf
10 sm

Oil Supply (tons):
200 tons

Armament:
8 x 21 inch tubes, 6 bow, 2 stern.
14 reloads.
1 x 4 inch gun. 2x machine gun.

Range:
8,500 miles at 10 knots sf.

Complement:
50-56 officers and ratings.