Rainbow class submarines (RN, 1930)

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Rainbow class submarines

specifications

Displacement: 1475t standard, 1763t/2030t normal
Dimensions: 87.53m oa x 9.12m x 4.90m mean normal load
Machinery: 2-shaft Admiralty diesels plus electric motors, 4640bhp/1670shp = 17.5kts/8.8kts. Oil 158t
Armament: 8-21in TT (6 bow, 2 stern, 14 torpedoes), 1-4.7in/45 QF Mk IX
Complement: 53

units

Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
Rainbow Chatham DYd 14 May 1930 15 Oct 1940 sunk
Regent Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 11 Jun 1930 18 Apr 1943 sunk
Regulus Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 11 Jun 1930 6 Dec 1940 ? sunk
Rover Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 11 Jun 1930 1946 BU