HMS Otus

South Africa

HMS Otus was laid down at Vickers & Armstrong May 1927, and was launched in August the following year. She was commissioned in July 1929 and assigned to the 4th Submarine Flotilla in the China Station. After the outbreak of world war two she was first sent to Egypt. then to Malta. She carried out pescort duty for convoys including twelve war patrols,, before she in September 1943 was transferred to South Africa and used for training.  In December 1944 she was transferred to the Reserves. She was in May 1946 sold, and the scuttled four months later. The wreck was found in 2013 and rest today on a depth of approx 100 meters, four nautical miles southeast of Durban.

Former names:
N 92

Tons: Built: Home Port:

Barrow-In-Furness ( UK ) 1928
( SA )

Last updated: January 2021