H.M.S. A 8 (1905)

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H.M.S. A 8 (1905)
Pendant Number: I.18 (1914)
A.8 (mid 1915)[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Launched: 23 Jan, 1905[3]
Sold: Oct, 1920[4]
H.M.S. A 8 was one of thirteen "A" class coastal submarines completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

When she sank on 8 June, 1905 off Plymouth breakwater, only the four of the eighteen aboard who were on deck when water came crashing into her conning tower hatch were saved. Though the vessel was raised and placed back into service, she was the Royal Navy's second submarine disaster.[5]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 82.
  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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 86.
  5. "Submarine Disaster." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 16, 1909; pg. 10; Issue 39013.
  6. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 18.
  7. Vaughan-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/237. f. 127.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 318.
  9. Vaughan-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/237. f. 127.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 351.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 350.
  12. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/265. f. ?.
  13. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 350.
  14. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/265. f. ?.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 350.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 350.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 343.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 364.
  19. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.

Bibliography


"A" Class Submarine
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