River Class Submarine (1932)

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Britain's three "River" Class Submarines were large submarines completed in the 1930s, and the last to attempt to conform to a "fleet submarine" for the Royal Navy.

Overview of 3 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Thames Vickers-Armstrongs 26 Feb, 1932 Lost c. 23 Jul, 1940
Severn Vickers-Armstrongs 16 Jan, 1934 Sold 1946
Clyde Vickers-Armstrongs 14 Mar, 1934 Sold 30 Jul, 1946



  • six 21-in tubes forward


  • one QF Mark XII 4-in gun
  • one .303 machine gun

See Also



  • 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).

River Class Submarine
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