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Name Official number Flag IMO
ORPHEUS    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1929  26/02/1929   
Vessel type Vessel description
Submarine   Steel Diesel-electric  
Builder Yard Yard no
Wm. Beardmore & Co. Ltd., Dalmuir Naval Constr Wk  650 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 1475 / 2030 disp 283.5 ft  28.75 ft    13.75 ft 
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
2 shaft 4400 / 1320 bhp, 17.5 / 9.0 kts. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Admiralty     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
 
Remarks
"O" class.  
End year Fate / Status
1940  Sunk  
Disposal Detail
08/1940 sunk in the Mediterranean. All crew lost.
The cause is unknown but it thought that ORPHEUS was lost in a minefield. Less likely is a suggestion that she was sunk on 19 June by the Italian destroyer, TURBINE.  
 

 



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