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HMS Acheron |
Laid Down : 26th August 1944
Launched : 25th March 1947
Completed : 17th April 1948
Type : Submarine
Class : A
Builder : Chatham
Country : UK
Pennants : P411, S11, S62
Fate : Scrapped February 1972.
Acheron took part in the Coronation Review of the Fleet to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. She carried out 'General Naval Service' around the UK until the end of 1964. For the next 2 years she was loaned to the Royal Canadian Navy. She was decommissioned and broken up in 1972 at the yard of J Cashmore of Newport. A geomagnetic storm in February 1956, during solar cycle 19, interfered with radio communications and prompted a search for the submarine after it lost radio contact.
The Captains 1949 1949 Lieutenant-Commander F D G Challis DSC RN 1953 1953 Lieutenant S H Kempster RN 1956 1956 Lieutenant J Fieldhouse RN 1965 1966 Lieutenant D C Elliot RN
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HMS Acheron, June 1951.
Timeline Entries :
12th April 1937 - Sailed Portsmouth for Portland
3rd June 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
25th March 1947 - Launched
15th June 1953 - Participated in 1953 Coronation Review
19th May 1954 - Flagship of Admiral Sir Michael Denny
25th February 1956 - Went missing between Iceland and Greenland. Later, Contact was made later
24th April 1961 - At Plymouth
April 1972 - Scrapped at Newport.
Database Currently Holds : 6273 ships and 6288 crew!
Last edited : 11:07, January 2, 2017
By : HMS
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