HMS Perseus


HMS Perseus was a Parthian class submarine laid down at Vickers Armstrong in July 1928. She was launched in May 1929 and commissioned the year after. She was assigned to the 4th Submarine Flotilla in the China station until the outbreak of World War Two. In August 1940 she was transferred to the Mediterranean where she was tasked with supplying the besieged island of Malta. She was refitted in late 1941, and 26. November 1941 she sailed from Malta with orders to patrol the waters around Greece. She sunk one Italian ship before she herself disappeared in the deep outside Cephalonia 6. December 1941. It's believed that she hit an Italian mine, and only one man from her crew survived the sinking. The wreck  was found in 1997 on a depth of 50 meter seven nautical miles north of the Greek island Kefalonia.

Former names:
HMS Perseus
260,0 x 28,0 x 13,8 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1474 displ ( surfaced ) Barrow in Furness ( UK ) 1929 Alexandria ( EG )

N 37° 54'  E 20° 54'
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Picture : HMS Perseus in 1929
Courtesy of Royal Navy, Public domain

Last updated: December 2020