H.M.S. A 4 (1903)

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H.M.S. A 4 (1903)
Builder: Vickers[1]
Launched: 9 Jun, 1903[2]
Sold: Jan, 1920[3]
H.M.S. A 4 was one of thirteen "A" class submarines built for the Royal Navy at the turn of the century.

Service

On 16 October 1905, A 4 under the command of Martin E. Nasmith suffered a loss of trim while exercising in Stokes Bay, likely caused by a shifting of weight. Though no one was injured, the sub went down by the stern and grounded at Southsea beach, her batteries flooded and the crew evacuated with the help of tugs. Chlorine gas was created, and a small explosion occurred. The submarine was towed back but the tow parted and the submarine sank without human casualty between Hamilton's Bank and the Spit.[4]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 86.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 86.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 86.
  4. "Accident to a Submarine." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Oct 17, 1905; pg. 11; Issue 37840.
  5. Barrow Submariners Association - The Perishers
  6. Wikipedia.
  7. Dunbar-Nasmith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/178. f. 583.
  8. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 18.
  9. Duff-Dunbar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/190. f. 269.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 344.
  11. Duff-Dunbar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/190. f. 269.
  12. Master Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/316. f. ?.
  13. Master Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/316. f. ?.
  14. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 344.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 280.

Bibliography


"A" Class Submarine
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