|Ship Class||O-class Submarine|
|Builder||Chatham Dockyard, Kent, England, United Kingdom|
|Laid Down||22 Mar 1924|
|Launched||24 Sep 1926|
|Commissioned||24 Aug 1927|
|Decommissioned||5 Jul 1944|
|Displacement||1,311 tons standard; 1,892 tons submerged|
|Machinery||Two diesel engines at 4,600hp each, two electric motors at 1,350hp each, two screws|
|Range||8,400nm at 10 knots, 70nm at 4 knots submerged|
|Armament||6x21in bow tubes, 2x21in stern tubes with 16 torpedoes, 1x4in deck gun, 2x7.7mm Lewis machine guns|
|Submerged Speed||9 knots|
|Recommission||2 Aug 1939|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseBritish submarine Oberon was the first of nine boats of the O-class submarines; in fact, she was the prototype. She had weapons typical of submarines during her period. She had had fuel stowed in riveted external tanks, which made her vulnerable to depth charges as it was possible that the external tanks would leak fuel during such attacks, thus revealing her position, though that vulnerability was never tested as she served in British waters as a trainer during WW2. Her final decommission took place at Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1944. She was sold for scrap on 24 Aug 1945.
ww2dbaseSources: U-boat.net, Wikipedia.
Last Major Revision: May 2008
Oberon Operational Timeline
|24 Aug 1927||Oberon was commissioned into service.|
|5 Jul 1944||Oberon was decommissioned from service.|
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