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Orpheus (N46)

Built By: Beardmore (Clyde)
Build Group: O Group 2
Fate: Depth charged by Italian destroyer Turbine in the Eastern Mediterranean 27 June 1940

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Roll of Honour

D Allen  Able Seaman
W Ayers  Able Seaman
P Bevis  Leading Telegraphist
P Biddulph  Petty Officer Telegraphist
C Burtenshaw  Stoker 1st Class
L Butler  Leading Stoker
W Critchell  Leading Seaman
E Cross  Weapons Engineer
J Dance  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
C Davies  Lieutenant
L Dolton  Leading Stoker
J Ellison  Leading Telegraphist
J Evans  Leading Telegraphist
P Fawkes  Lieutenant
C Foreman  Leading Telegraphist
W Forrester  Leading Cook
E Fox  Able Seaman
R Gill  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
F Glanvill  Able Seaman
G Hardaker  Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist
A Hawkins  Stoker 1st Class
W Jones  Stoker Petty Officer
L Kellaway  Able Seaman
R Lumby  Stoker 1st Class
G Martin  Petty Officer
M McGrath  Able Seaman
A McLean  Leading Stoker
N McLoughlin  Stoker 1st Class
J McNally  Leading Stoker
W North  Leading Seaman
H Pallister  Leading Stoker
L Penfold  Chief Engine Room Artificer
E Perry  Able Seaman
R Phelps  Stoker Petty Officer
T Pickthall  Stoker 1st Class
W Powell  Able Seaman
F Reeson  Leading Seaman
B Salt  Leading Seaman
T Scott  Chief Petty Officer
R Strawbridge  Telegraphist
J Symonds  Sub-Lieutenant
F Tott  Petty Officer
L Venning  Stoker 1st Class
R Waddell  Able Seaman
E Watts  Leading Stoker
A Wilkinson  Weapons Engineer
J Wise  Lieutenant Commander
F Wood  Leading Seaman


When on patrol, the daily fuel consumption for all overseas patrol classes, allowing 12 hours diving, 12 hours steaming at slow speed and eight hours charging, was given as 2.1 tons per day, except in Orpheus (the only vessel of the Odin Class to be fitted with a Vulcan clutch) where the consumption was 2.6 tons per day.

HMS Orpheus was the third submarine to be lost in the space of a week.


14-04-1927 : Laid Down
26-02-1929 : Launched
23-09-1930 : Completed
19-06-1940 : Sunk on while on patrol north off Tobruk by the Italian destroyer Turbine


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