H.M.S. H 5 (1915)

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H.M.S. H 5 (1915)
Pendant Number: H.5[1]
Builder: Canadian Vickers[2]
Ordered: Nov, 1914[3]
Launched: 1915[4]
Commissioned: Jun, 1915[5]
Collision: 2 Mar, 1918[6]
H.M.S. H 5 was one of forty-four "H" class submarines completed for the Royal Navy in the 1910s.

Service

On 14 July, 1916, she sank U 51 at 53° 55' N., 7° 53' E.[7]

She was lost with all hands on the night of 2 March, 1918 when she was sunk in error. Among the dead was U.S. Navy Lieutenant Earle W. F. Childs, who was serving as an observer.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. pp. 82, 87.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 92.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 92.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 92.
  5. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 21. p. 39.
  6. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 467.
  7. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 13.
  8. Dictionary of American Fighting Ships - Childs
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392a.
  10. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 13.
  11. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 467.

Bibliography


"H" Class Submarine
Group 1
H 1 H 2 H 3 H 4 H 5
H 6 H 7 H 8 H 9 H 10
Group 2
H 11 H 12 H 13 H 14 H 15
H 16 H 17 H 18 H 19 H 20
Group 3
H 21 H 22 H 23 H 24 H 25
H 26 H 27 H 28 H 29 H 30
H 31 H 32 H 33 H 34 H 41
H 42 H 43 H 44 H 47 H 48
  H 49 H 50 H 51 H 52  
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