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S Class submarines of the Royal Navy. These submarines were used in Home waters, Mediterranean and the Far East during World War II. Vessels in the class included HMS Safari, HMS Satyr, HMS Saga and HMS Sanguine - all are pictured below. 

Safari 18th November 1941 Lost on 1st August 1946.
Sahib 19th January 1942 Sunk on 24th April 1943 by Italian naval ships.
Saracen 16th February 1942 Sunk on 14th August 1943 by Italian naval ships.
Satyr 28th September 1942 Transferred to France in 1951/2 and renamed Saphir. Sold for scrapping in 1962.
Sceptre 9th January 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
P222 20th September 1941 Sunk on 12th December 1942  by Italian naval ships.
Sea Dog 11th June 1942 Sold for scrapping in 1948.
Sea Nymph 29th July 1942 Sold for scrapping in 1948.
Sea Rover 18th February 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
Seraph 25th October 1941 Sold for scrapping in 1965.
Shakespeare 8th December 1942 Sold for scrapping in 1946.
Sibyl 29th April 1942 Sold for scrapping in 1948.
Sickle 27th August 1942 Sunk on 14th June 1944 possibly by mines.
Simoom 12th October 1942 Sunk on 15th November 1943 possibly by mines.
Sirdar 26th March 1943 Transferred to France in 1951/2 and renamed Sirene. Sold for scrapping in 1965.
Spiteful 5th June 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1963.
Splendid 19th January 1942 Sunk on 21st April 1943 by a German destroyer.
Sportsman 17th April 1942 Transferred to France in 1951/2 and renamed Sibylle. Lost on 24th September 1952.
Scotsman 18th August 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1964.
Scythian 14th April 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1960.
Sea Devil 30th January 1945 Sold for scrapping in 1965.
Shalimar 22nd April 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1950.
Spark 28th December 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
Spirit 20th July 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1950.
Statesman 14th September 1943 Transferred to France in 1951/2 and renamed Sultane. Sold for scrapping in 1961.
Stoic 9th April 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1950.
Stonehenge 23rd March 1943 Sunk on 20th March 1944 the reason for which is unknown.
Storm 18th May 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
Strategem 21st June 1943 Sunk on 22nd November 1944 by a Japanese destroyer.
Strongbow 30th August 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1946.
Stubborn 11th November 1942 Used as a target and sunk in 1946.
Surf 10th December 1942 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
Syrtis 4th February 1943 Sunk on 28th March 1944 possibly by mines.
Sea Scout 24th March 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1966.
Selene 24th April 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1961.
Seneschal 23rd April 1945 Sold for scrapping in 1960.
Sentinel 27th July 1945 Sold for scrapping in 1962.
Sidon 4th September 1944 Used as a target after an explosion on 16th June 1955.
Sleuth 6th July 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1958.
Solent 8th June 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1961.
Spearhead 2nd October 1944 Transferred to Portugal in 1948 and renamed Neptuno.
Springer 14th May 1945 Transferred to Israel in 1958 and renamed Tanin.
Sturdy 30th September 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1958.
Stygian 30th November 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
Subtle 27th January 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1959.
Supreme 24th February 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1950.
Saga 14th March 1945 Transferred to Portugal in 1948 and renamed Nautilo.
Sanguine 15th February 1945 Transferred to Israel in 1958 and renamed Rahav.
Scorcher 18th December 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1962.
Spur 17th November 1944 Transferred to Portugal in 1948 and renamed Narval.

HMS Safari

HMS Safari.

Original Postcard for sale Price 25. Order Code  PHS259

HMS Safari was launched on 18th November 1941 and was wrecked while en-route to the breakers on 7th January 1946.

HMS Safari

HMS Satyr

HMS Satyr was launched on 28th September 1942. She was transferred to France and renamed Saphir from 1952 until 1961. She was scrapped in 1962 at Charlestown.

HMS Satyr

HMS Seraph

HMS Seraph.

Photograph sent in by Terence Reattie PHS296

HMS Sportsman

HMS Sportsman.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2404

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2404

HMS Scythian

ORIGINAL POSTCARD FOR SALE.  DONATED TOWARDS THE UPKEEP OF THIS SITE.

HMS Scythian

Original  Postcard.  Publisher Unknown  Price 22.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHS245

HMS Sea Scout

Sea Scout pictured on the right in 1956. 

Original Postcard for sale Price 25. Order Code  PHS192

HMS Selene

HMS Selene.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2405

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HMS Sentinel

HMS Sentinel, October 1949.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2408

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2408

HMS Sentinel.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2406

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2406

HMS Sentinel, 1949.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2407

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2407

HMS Sleuth

HMS Sleuth.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2409

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2409

HMS Springer

HMS Springer.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2410

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2410

HMS Saga 

HMS Saga was launched on 14th March 1945 and in 1948 was transferred to the Portuguese navy as Nautilo.

HMS Sanguine

HMS Sanguine was launched on 15th February 1945 and was transferred to the Israeli navy in 1958 and renamed Rahav.

 

S Class submarine possibly HMS Scotsman pictured January 1949. 

Original Wright & Logan Postcard.  Price 25.  Click here to order.    Order Code  PHS193

 

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HMS STURDY.. E.J.A. GIBSON.. My father served on HMS Sturdy as an engineer officer when she was wrecked on Tiree. I would be interested to hear if there are any survivors left. Contact me at MGIBSON829@aol.com 

HMS SARACEN.. JOHN PEACH.. My father served on HMS Saracen as a helmsman during WW2. He is 81 now and very nostalgic about the friends who served with him. If anyone has any information on the submarine or the crew please contact Jan at terry@hickman8870.freeserve.co.uk 

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