H.M.S. L 16 (1918)

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H.M.S. L 16 (1918)
Pendant Number: L.16[1]
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company[2]
Ordered: December, 1916[3]
Launched: 9 Apr, 1918[4]
Commissioned: Jun, 1918[5]
Sold: Feb, 1934[6]
H.M.S. L 16 was one of thirty-five "L" class submarines completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

From at least mid-1927 until at least early 1929, she was with First Submarine Flotilla in the Mediterranean.[7][8]

By mid-1931, she had become one of two "L" class boats in Group "D" Submarines in Reserve at Portsmouth under the collective command of Lieutenant-Commander Eric Philip Arthur Brooks,[9]

She remained so disposed until at least early 1933, though the officer in command changed.[10]

In 1934, her bell, inscribed with her name and perhaps her motto, was offered for sale to naval officers and others who might be interested, at a price between £1 and £5. Interested parties were to write the Director of Stores and were urged to include any special information which might convey the importance they attach to the bell, in light of the Admiralty's understanding that such items carry great sentimental value.[11]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. pp. 82, 90.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  5. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 21. p. 40.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 249.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 250.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 250.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.
  11. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 18, 1934; pg. 4; Issue 46731.
  12. Hine Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/286. f. 301.
  13. Hine Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/286. f. 301.
  14. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 799.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 776.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 251.
  18. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 250.
  19. Barry Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53. f. 150.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 250.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 249.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 250.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.

Bibliography


"L" Class Submarine
L 1 Group
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  L 5 L 6 L 7 L 8  
L 9 Group
L 9 L 10 L 15 L 16 L 18
L 19 L 20 L 21 L 22 L 23
L 24 L 26 L 27 L 32 L 33
L 9 Group Minelayers
L 11 L 12 L 14 L 17 L 25
L 50 Group
L 52 L 53 L 54 L 55 L 56
  L 69 L 71  
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