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Name: R 9
Type: Submarine
Keel: 05/12/1917
Launched: 12/08/1918
Completed: 03/11/1918
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 948
Dimensions: 508disp subm, 427disp surf, 163.75 x 15.5 x 11.6ft
Engines: 1 x oil engine, 8cyl, 480hp; 2 x electric motors, 1200hp
Engines by: Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.0knots subm, 9.5knots surf
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 18.0ins bow torpedoes
History:
03/11/1918 British Royal Navy
21/02/1923 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Admiralty R Class of diesel-electric submarines
The forerunner of the modern hunter-killer type of submarine
23/07/1926: Sold for breaking up by E Suren


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