H.M.S. C 17 (1908)

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H.M.S. C 17 (1908)
Pendant Number: I.47 (1914)
C.17 (mid 1915)[1]
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard[2]
Launched: 13 Aug, 1908[3]
Sold: Nov, 1919[4]
H.M.S. C 17 was one of thirty-eight "C" class coastal submarines completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

C 17 was launched shortly after noon on 13 August, 1908, having been built under conditions of "close secrecy" in an enclosed slipway. Vice Admiral Giffard's wife named the submarine, offering a bouquet of flowers from Miss Ollis, daughter of the constructive manager at Chatham Royal Dockyard. The boat bobbed out easily into "the open waters of the Medway" and was towed to No. 2 Dock for completion.[5]

C 17 was badly damaged in a collision with C 16 at 11.45pm on 14 July 1909, after S.S. Eddystone ran headlong into a group of submarines and destroyers gathered around H.M.S. Bonaventure, ramming and sinking C 11.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 83.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 87.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 87.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 87.
  5. "Launch of Submarine C-17". The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 14, 1908; pg. 7; Issue 38725.
  6. "Submarine Disaster." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 16, 1909; pg. 10; Issue 39013.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 286.
  8. Byron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/315. f. 169.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 285.
  10. Byron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/315. f. 169.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.

Bibliography


"C" Class Submarine
Vickers Boats
C 1 C 2 C 3 C 4 C 5
C 6 C 7 C 8 C 9 C 10
C 11 C 12 C 13 C 14 C 15
C 16 C 21 C 22 C 23 C 24
C 25 C 26 C 27 C 28 C 29
C 30 C 31 C 32 C 35 C 36
  C 37 C 38  
Chatham Boats
  C 17 C 18 C 19  
  C 20 C 33 C 34  
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