H.M.S. Oberon (1926)

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H.M.S. Oberon (1926)
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard
Laid down: 1924
Launched: 24 Sep, 1926
Commissioned: 25 Sep, 1926[1]
Broken up: 1945
H.M.S. Oberon was a prototype overseas submarine laid down in 1924 and completed in 1927 for evaluation as part of the post-war Royal Navy. A faster refinement resulted in the six-boat Odin class.


On 13 November 1925, Guy D'Oyly-Hughes was appointed to the O 1 while she was building.[2]

She was commissioned 4 August, 1927 for service with the Fifth Submarine Flotilla.[3] By early 1933, she was with the First Submarine Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[4]


Dates of appointment are provided when known.



See Also


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 257.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 256.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 256.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 257.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 257.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 256.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 256.


  • Chesneau, Roger (editor) (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).

Submarine H.M.S. Oberon