The world's first Hunter Killer submarine, the 'R Class' had a 22-man crew (2 officers and 20 ratings) and was 163 feet long, by 16 ft (beam) and had a displacement of 420 tons. It had 6 x 18 inch torpedo tubes later replaced by 6 X 21 inch torpedoes tubes, an 8 cylinder engine with 480 HP and 2 electric motors (1200 HP) and could reach speeds of 9.5 knots on the surface and 15 submerged. The R class group of submarines were the fastest commissioned boats until the later days of WWII (1944) when the German Type 21 was commissioned - not bad for a small WWI Submarine!
The submarine was first laid down by Vickers on the Tyne on December 1917, commissioned in 1918 and scrapped in 1929.
Watch a video of our friend Steve Neil, reviewing and building an OTW Designs R-Class kit.
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