H.M.S. D 1 (1908)

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H.M.S. D 1 (1908)
Pendant Number: I.71 (1914)
D.1 (mid 1915)[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: 1906-07 Estimates[3]
Launched: 16 May, 1908[4]
Expended: 23 Oct, 1918[5]
Fate: sunk as target
H.M.S. D 1 was one of eight "D" class submarines built for the Royal Navy.

Service

D 1, E 55 and E 26 of the Eighth Submarine Flotilla sortied from Harwich at 7 p.m., GMT on 30th May 1916 to take stations at eight mile intervals on a line stretching 20 miles westward from the Vyl Light Vessel. D 1's position was most distant, and the least eventful. She made her station at 4.30 a.m. on June 1st, but she sighted nothing throughout her patrol. She and her two compatriots left their pickets to return to Harwich after dark on June 3rd.[6]

In October, 1918, the British sank D 1 three miles outside of Dartmouth's harbour in 25 fathoms to serve as a target for experiments with antisubmarine detection apparatus.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 84.
  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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 87.
  6. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 343.
  7. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 7. p. 61.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 344.
  9. Appointed to St. Vincent that day and Noel Laurence took command of D 1 that day.
  10. Laurence Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/175. f. 579.
  11. Laurence Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/175. f. 579.
  12. Sommerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/10. f. 413.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 344.
  14. Sommerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/10. f. 413.
  15. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/137. ff. 75, 78.
  16. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/137. ff. 75, 78.
  17. Crowther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/160. f. 564.
  18. Crowther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/160. f. 564.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 353.
  20. Muir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 17.
  21. Muir Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 17.

Bibliography


"D" Class Submarine
Vickers Boats
  D 1 D 2 D 3  
  D 4 D 5 D 6  
Chatham Boats
  D 7 D 8  
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