H.M.S. K 15 (1917)

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H.M.S. K 15 (1917)
Pendant Number: K.15[1]
Builder: Scott[2]
Ordered: Feb, 1916[3]
Launched: 31 Oct, 1917[4]
Commissioned: Mar, 1918[5]
Sold: Aug, 1924[6]
H.M.S. K 15 was one of 18 submarines of the "K" class.

Service

On 26 April 1920, she was one of three "K" class vessels comprising reserve submarine group "A" at Rosyth, under the collective command of Commander John F. Hutchings.[7]

K 15 accidentally sank when moored alongside the light cruiser Canterbury in Portsmouth Harbour on 25 June, 1921. She was raised the following month. Her captain at the time, the decorated and experienced sub commander George Fagan Bradshaw, was told he would not be placed in command of a submarine again, owing to sloppy standards of attention and supervision found aboard the submarine by the ensuing Court Martial.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. pp. 82, 89.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 91.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 91.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 91.
  5. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 21. p. 40.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 91.
  7. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 797.
  8. Bradshaw Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/201. f. 213.
  9. Vaughan-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/237. f. 127.
  10. Vaughan-Jones Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/237. f. 127.
  11. Watkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/154. f. 239.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 796.
  13. Watkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/154. f. 239.
  14. Bradshaw Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/201. f. 213.
  15. Bradshaw Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/201. f. 213.

Bibliography


"K" Class Submarine
Original Design
K 1 K 2 K 3 K 4 K 5
K 6 K 7 K 8 K 9 K 10
K 11 K 12 K 13 K 14 K 15
  K 16 K 17  
Improved Design
  K 26  
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