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HMS Safari
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Safari 

(P211)
Laid Down:05-06-1940
Launched:18-11-1941
Completed:14-03-1942
Builder:Cammell Laird (Birkenhead)
Build Group:S Grp3
 
Fate:Lost on 1st August 1946 en route to shipbreakers

Ex P211 Ex P61

Events
05-07-1942:HMS Safari damages the Italian merchant Tigrai with gunfire off the Gulf of Orosei, Sardinia, Italy.
12-07-1942:HMS Safari sinks the Italian sailing vessel Adda with gunfire and one torpedo off Monte Santo, south of the Gulf of Orosei, Sardinia, Italy.
16-08-1942:HMS Safari damages a sailing vessel with gunfire east of Sardinia.
17-08-1942:HMS Safari sinks the Italian sailing vessel Ausonia with gunfire 11 nautical miles bearing 180 from Orosei, Sardinia.
18-08-1942:HMS Safari torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Perseo near Cape Carbonara, 15 nautical miles south of Serpentara, Sardinia and later attacked the Italian submarine Bronzo.
02-10-1942:HMS Safari attacks and damages the Italian merchant Veglia off Korcula, Croatia. The damaged ship is later salvaged but delared a total loss.
05-10-1942:HMS Safari torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Eneo south of Sebenik, Yugoslavia. ship is later salvaged but delared a total loss.
10-10-1942:HMS Safari fires four torpedoes, but missed, against the Italian about 10 nautical miles south-east of Dubrovnik, Croatia, Yugoslavia.
20-10-1942:The Titania (under tow following a previous attack by HMS Unbroken) is sunk early by HMS Safari east of Tunisia.
13-11-1942:HMS Safari sinks the Italian Bice with gunfire east of Sousa, Tunisia.
16-11-1942:HMS Safari torpedoes and sinks the German transport Hans Arp off Ras Ali, Libya.
17-11-1942:HMS Safari sinks the German barge F 346 with one torpedo near Misurata, Libya.
18-12-1942:HMS Safari sinks the Italian sailing vessel Eufrasia with gunfire in the Gulf of Hammamet, Tunisa.
20-12-1942:HMS Safari torpedoes and heavily damages the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel F 139/Constantina in thbe Gulf of Hammamet, Tunisia. The damaged Italian ship was declared a total loss.
21-12-1942:HMS Safari sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper Rosina S. about 5 nautical miles south of Hammamet, Tunisa.
27-12-1942:HMS Safari sinks the Italian sailing vessel Eleonora Rosa with gunfire about 10 nautical miles south of Sousa, Tunisia.
29-12-1942:HMS Safari torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Torquato Gennari about 25 nautical miles south of Sfax, Tunisia.
30-01-1943:HMS Safari sinks the Italian ships Aniello and Gemma with gunfire of Cape Scalea, Italy.
02-02-1943:HMS Safari intercepts and Italian convoy off Isola di Capri and torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchants Valsavoia and Salemi.
09-03-1943:HMS Safari sinks the Italian sailing vessel Stefano M. with gunfire off Cape San Vito.
03-04-1943:HMS Safari sinks the Italian sailing vessel Nasello and the Italian fishing vessel S. Francisco di Paola A. with gunfire off the Gulf of Orosei, Sardinia, Italy.
09-04-1943:HMS Safari sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper No. 295/Bella Italia with gunfire off Cape Carbonara, Sardinia, Italy.
10-04-1943:HMS Safari intercepts an Italian convoy and torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchants Loredan, Entella and the Italian tanker Isonzo near Cape Torre delle Stelle off Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
02-05-1943:HMS Safari sinks the Italian Sogliola with gunfire off Asinara Island, Italy.
06-05-1943:HMS Safari torpedoes and sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper R 106/Onda off Asinara Island, Italy.
08-05-1943:HMS Safari torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Peppino Palomba and torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Liv off Porto Torres, Sardinia, Italy.
10-06-1943:HMS Safari torpedoes and sinks the German transport ship KT-12 off Orosei, Sardinia, Italy.
18-07-1943:HMS Safari sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper No. 47/Amalia with gunfire 16 nautical miles of Cape Comino, Sardinia, Italy.
19-07-1943:HMS Safari sinks the German barges Maria, Paula and the Italian armed yacht Margherita with gunfire in the port of Favone, Corsica, France.
20-07-1943:HMS Safari torpedoes and sinks the Italian pilot vessel F 50/Silvio Onorato between Bastia and Maddalena.
22-07-1943:HMS Safari torpedoes and sinks the Italian minelayer Durazzo east of Corsica, France.
25-07-1943:HMS Safari sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper FR 70/La Coubre with torpedoes and gunfire west of Elba.
26-07-1943:HMS Safari fires three torpedoes at the French (German controlled) tanker Champagne off Piombino, Toscane, Italy. All torpedoes missed.
01-08-1946:Lost en route to shipbreakers

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Specification

Length overall  217ft
Beam  23ft 6in
Depth  11ft
Displacement   872 tons (surface) / 990 tons (submerged)
Diving Depth  350 feet
Speed  Surface 15 knots (design) 14.75 knots (service) / Submerged 10 knots (design) 9 knots (service)
No. of shafts  2
Armament  (i) 6 21-inch bow tubes, 1 21-inch stern tube (13 torpedoes carried). 1 3-inch gun, 3 0.303-inch machine-guns, 1 20mm Oerlikon cannon
Endurance  Surface: 6000 miles at 10 knots (design)
Complement   48
Note  The armament of submarines of this class varied considerably. For example: 23 boats were fitted with the six bow tubes only; 18 vessels, intended to operate in the Far East, had their 3-inch guns replaced by 4-inch guns; whilst, in some boats, the Oerlikon cannon replaced, rather than supplemented, the three machine-guns.

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