SUBMARINES:  CHATHAM BUILT

Odin Class: Patrol Submarine
This class of boat was an improvement on the prototype OBERON. The main changes being an increase in size and displacement, also, the bow was changed to a ramming design. Another change was to position the forward hydroplanes at the top of the pressure hull. This allowed the planes to be turned in, thus protecting them whilst not in use.
The orders for this class were all placed under the 1926 Building Programme. Of the six boats in this class built for the Royal Navy, only one, Odin was built at Chatham. Five other boats of a slightly different specification were built, two for the Australian Navy and three for the Chilean Navy.

Only two of the class, Osiris and Otus survived WWII. For more information and pictures on the Chatham build, select Odin from side menu.




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Odin Class:  Information
  
Commissioned
1929 to 1930
Length (feet):
283ft 5"
Beam (feet):
29ft 10"
Surface Displacement (tons):
1475
Submerged Displacement (tons):
1784
Speed (knots):
Surface: 17.5 Dived: 8
Armament:
6 x 21" Bow Tubes
2 x 21" Stern tubes
1 x 4" Gun
2 x .303 Lewis Guns
Propulsion:
2 x 4400 bhp Diesel Engines
2 x 1320 bhp Electric Motors
2 Shafts
Range
8,500 nm
Complement
56



ODIN CLASS
BUILT AT CHATHAM





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