SUBMARINES:  CHATHAM BUILT

Rainbow Class: Patrol Submarine
Built under the 1928 programme only 4 of this class were built.
Of a similar design to the Odin and Parthian class these were to be the last of the 1st generation Patrol Class submarine.
This class was the first to be deigned with a bathroom. (Officers only)
Only one boat survived WWII




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Rainbow Class:  Information
  
Commissioned
1930 to 1932
Length (feet):
285ft 11"
Beam (feet):
29ft 10"
Surface Displacement (tons):
1475
Submerged Displacement (tons):
1765
Speed (knots):
Surface: 17.5 Dived: 9
Armament:
6 x 21" Bow Tubes
2 x 21" Stern tubes
1 x 4" Gun
2 x .303 Lewis Guns
Propulsion:
2 x 4640 bhp Diesel Engines
2 x 1320 bhp Electric Motors
2 Shafts
Range
8,800 nm
Complement
56



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