HMS Sealion- Any information?

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by strongbow, May 8, 2004.

  1. strongbow

    strongbow Junior Member

    Doing some research into my familys military history. I've looked all around the internet and I'm off to the National Archives soon. Does any one have any information relating to the activities of the submarine HMS Sealion? I have some very scattered pieces of information from the family including sending operatives into France from just off the coast, to the near sinking of the sub. Any information will be gratefully received. B)
  2. MalcolmII

    MalcolmII Senior Member

    HMS Sealion, S Class submarine ( 12 built) built by Cammell Laird and launched 16th March 1934, 670/940 tons, 193 x 24 x 10.5 feet, armed with 1 x 3 inch gun, 1 x mg, 6 x 21 inch Torpedo Tubes ( all in the bow), crew of 38.
    ended her days as an A/S target March 1945.

    Salmon, Sealion, Shark and Snapper returned to home waters from the Med in 1939 and joined the rest of the class. Used in ' home waters ' and only four survived the war.


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