HMS Shark


The British submarine HMS Shark was built by Chaltham Docckyard in England, and was launched in May 1934. She was commssioned in December that same year. She went down 5.July 1940 outside Feistein fyr. The day before they had been attacked by German airplanes, and they had shot down one Dornier DO17 in the fight. She was severely damaged and Lt. Commander Noel Buckley decided to surrender. Several German boats arrived the site and took the uboat in tow. But while en route Shark started to sink since the crew had started the scuttling before surrendering, and the cable had to be
dropped before the trawler that towed her also went down The wreck rest west of Feistein lighthouse in deep waters.

Former names:
HMS Shark
54 S 208,0 x 24,0 x 10,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
640 displ ( surfaced ) Kent ( UK ) 1934  ( UK )

58° 18' N, 5° 13' E
( Official position )

Picture: HMS Shark
Imperial War Museum

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