Rainbow Class

Early Patrol Submarine

  • Rainbow Class Submarine
  • Rainbow
  • Regent
  • Regulus
  • Rover
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This class was also similar to the earlier 'O' or Oberon class, again larger in length and with further improvements, the 4 inch gun was mounted lower and was not fitted with a shield.

Rover was the only surviving boat of this class at the end of WWII.

4 Built

Regent
Regulus
Rover
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.
1929 - 1931



Rainbow
H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.
1929

 

Technical Information

Displacement:
1,475 sf
2,015 sm

Length (ft):
292.5 oa

Breadth (ft):
29.75 oa

Draught/Height (ft):
13.75

Machinery:
2 x 200 hp diesel engines.
1,350 electric motor.
Twin screws.

Speed (kts):
17.5 kts sf
9 kts sm

Oil Supply (tons):
156 tons

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

Range:
8,800 at 10 kts sf

Complement:
50-54 officers and ratings.