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HMS Artful (1944)

Pennant No: 
P456
Warship type: 
Warship class: 
Length: 
293 ft 6 in (89.46 m)
Beam: 
22 ft 4 in (6.81 m)
Draught: 
18 ft 1 in (5.51 m)
Laid down: 
1944 June 08
Launched Date: 
1947 May 22
Commissioned: 
1948 February 23
Fate: 
Sold to be broken up for scrap, 16 June 1972.
Builder: 
Scotts of Greenock
A RCN Avenger AS.3 over HMS Artful in the mid-1950s
Displacement: 
1,360/1,590 tons (surface/submerged)
Complement: 
60
Propulsion: 
2 × 2,150 hp Admiralty ML 8-cylinder diesel engine, 2 × 625 hp electric motors for submergence driving two shafts
Speed: 
Surfaced: 18.5 knots
Range: 
10,500 nmi (19,400 km) at 11 kn (20 km/h) surfaced 16 nmi (30 km) at 8 kn (15 km/h) or 90 nmi (170 km) at 3 kn (5.6 km/h) submerged
Armament: 
6 × 21" (2 external)bow torpedo tube)
4 × (2 external) stern torpedo tubes containing a total of 20 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedoes
26 mines
1 × 4 in (100 mm) main deck gun
1 × Oerlikon 20 mm AA gun
3 × .303 cal. machine guns