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
Orpheus (N46)
Orpheus (N46)
Orpheus (N46)
Orpheus (N46)

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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.

Roll of Honour

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


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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