HMS Thrasher was a T-class submarine of the Royal Navy. The ship was laid down in November 1939, launched in November 1940, and commissioned in May 1941.
Thrasher was first deployed in the Mediterranean after her commissioning. In less than a year, she sank around 20 000 tons of enemy shipping with a mix of German, Italian, Greek, or French ships. Funnily enough, the biggest damage she suffered during that time was from friendly fire. She was bombed in error by a British bomber while she was near the coasts of Egypt. The damage received took a month to repair.
In February 1942, after sinking a supply ship, Thrasher was attacked. After surfacing, the crew discovered two unexploded bombs stuck in the gun-casing. The brave Lieutenant Peter Scawen Watkinson Roberts and Petty Officer Thomas William Gould took care of this potentially fatal threat to their submarine and managed to throw both bombs over the side. As a result of their heroic action, both men received the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award in the British honours system.
Later on, the ship was assigned to the Far East in the early part of 1945. While deployed there, Thrasher sank another 24 ships before the end of the war.
After the war ended, Thrashed was sold and broken up for scrap in March 1947.
For the classic reminder, this is a ship in testing, anything can change so don’t look at her like she would already be released.
102 mm QF Mark XII on an SI mount
|Health||16 800 HP|
|Torpedo Damage Reduction||0 %|
|Displacement||1 575 tons|
|Overall length||83.08 m|
|Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)||5.39 m|
|Maximum Firing Range||6.000 km|
|102 mm QF Mark XII on an SI mount||1 x 1 102 mm|
|Maximum Firing Range||9.000 km – stock|
10.000 km – upgraded
|533 mm||Bow – 8 x 1 533 mm|
Stern – 3 x 1 533 mm
|Battery capacity||340 units|
|Dive capacity depletion||1.0 unit/s|
|Dive capacity recharge rate||0.6 unit/s|
|Maximum speed||26.0 knots|
|Turning radius||580 m|
|Rudder shift time||6.0 s|
|Maximum speed||18.0 knots|
|Diving plane shift time||15.5 s|
|Maximum dive and ascent speed||3.5 m/s|
|Surface detectability||6.1 km|
|Periscope depth detectability||2.3 km|
|Air detectability||2.3 km|
|1 x 1 102 mm QF Mark XII on an SI mount|
The gun mount can turn at 360°
|Maximum Firing Range||8.500 km|
|Reloading Time||5.0 s|
|180 Degree Turn Time||18.0 s|
|Optimal firing angles at the front||0°|
|Optimal firing angles at the rear||27°|
|Maximum Dispersion||60 m|
|Type of Projectile||SAP – 102 mm CS 35 lb|
|Alpha Damage||2 250|
|Penetration capacity||29 mm|
|Projectile Speed||850 m/s|
|Projectile Mass||14.1 kg|
|Ricochet Angles||80° – 85°|
Torpedo Armament and Sonar
|Sonar ASDIC 10 Mod. A – Stock|
Sonar ASDIC 10 Mod. B – Upgraded
|Reloading Time||7.5 s – Stock|
6.0 s – Upgraded
|Maximum Distance||10.000 km|
|Ping effect duration on a sector highlighted once||25 s|
|Ping effect duration on a sector highlighted twice||65 s|
|Ping velocity||500 m/s|
|Ping width||15 m|
|8 x 1 533 mm bow torpedo launchers|
3 x 1 533 mm stern torpedo launcher
|Acoustic Homing Torpedo 533 mm Mk VIII Mod 0 – Stock|
Acoustic Homing Torpedo 533 mm Mk VIII – Upgraded
|Reloading Time||40 s|
|Maximum Distance||9.000 km – Stock|
10.000 km – Upgraded
|Firing angles at the front||0 – 15°|
|Firing angles at the rear||0 – 15°|
|Damage||4 630 – Stock|
5 167 – Upgraded
|Speed||75 knots – Stock|
78 knots – Upgraded
|Arming distance||302 m – Stock|
314 m – Upgraded
|Surface Detectability||1.7 km|
Damage Control Party
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 15 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Number of charges: 6
Work time: 30 s
Cooldown: 30 s
Interval between pings: 4 s
Ship bearing: 6.0 km
Preparation time: 330 s
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Detection of submarines: 6.0 km
Welp… no need to think too hard to find a nickname for that one. Trasher stays right in line with the previous ships although her battery capacity advantage is now also gone. In action, U-2501 does absolutely everything better. The torpedoes, the survivability, the capacity to stay underwater, and the mobility, Thrasher is outmatched in all of these departments while still suffering from the other big weaknesses of her predecessors. She somewhat has an advantage with the short arming distance of her torpedoes against destroyers but then again, not sure if you would survive an encounter at such range.
As a unique gimmick, she has a controllable deck gun but with such a low HP pool and poor damage output, not sure if you would even want to risk using it. It is especially true considering that she gets standard destroyer dispersion, unlike I-56 which has the same dispersion as the Elbing branch.
Thank you for reading this article!
Don’t hesitate to subscribe to our notifications to make sure that you don’t miss any future articles.
Also if you are new to the game or want to get back to it, feel free to use my Recruiting Station code for free goodies such as Premium ships, premium time, and more: https://warships.net/yuzorah
Have a good one and see you soon!