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Name: VIRULENT
Type: Submarine
Keel: 30/03/1943
Launched: 23/05/1944
Completed: 01/10/1944
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 65
Dimensions: 545disp surf, 740disp subm, 204.5 x 16.0 x 12.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x oil engines, 800bhp; 2 x electric motors, 760bhp
Engines by: Paxman Ricardo diesel generators
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 13.0knots surf, 9.0knots subm
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 3ins gun, 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
01/10/1944 British Royal Navy
29/05/1946 On loan to the Greek Navy; renamed ARGONAFTIS
04/1961 Broken up
Comments: Member of the V Class of submarines
11/1958: Wrecked in northern Spain, whilst on tow to the Tyne
04/1961: Broken up at Pasajes, Spain


Profile & Decks plan of a typical U/V Class (Group 2) courtesy of MP Cocker. Click HERE to enlarge