H.M.S. L 6 (1918)

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search
H.M.S. L 6 (1918)
Pendant Number: L.6[1]
Builder: William Beardmore & Company[2]
Ordered: May, 1916[3]
Launched: 14 Jan, 1918[4]
Sold: 1935[5]
H.M.S. L 6 was one of thirty-five "L" class submarines completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

On 7 July, 1919, she and L 12 were placed in submarine reserve group "D" at Portsmouth, under the collective command of Lieutenant Benjamin C. A. Tweedy and tender to Dolphin.[6] By the end of 1920, Lieutenant Theodore F. A. Voysey was in charge.[7]

In March, 1925 she, E 48 and L 12 comprised Group "D" Submarines in Reserve at Portsmouth under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Thomas Parkinson.[8]

In mid-1927 she was still in Group "D", which was now under the command of Arthur Salusbury Lindsell.[9]

She paid off into Dockyard Control at Portsmouth on 12 March, 1928, soon to begin work as a target submarine.[10][11]

By early 1933, she was one of three "L" class boats comprising Group "Y" Submarines in Reserve at Portsmouth under the collective command of Lieutenant-Commander John Pollington Apps.[12]

In 1935, her bell was one of several ships' bells the Royal Navy offered for sale to officers and others interested. It attracted a price of £1-£5, and men were to apply to win one at the fixed price, stating any special attachment or claim they had to the item(s) applied for.[13]

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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  6. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 799.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 800.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 248.
  11. "Submarines Paid Off." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 05, 1928; pg. 17; Issue 44860.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.
  13. "Ships' Bells for Sale." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 10, 1935; pg. 6; Issue 47139.
  14. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 800.
  16. Voysey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/177. f. 179.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 250.

Bibliography


"L" Class Submarine
L 1 Group
  L 1 L 2 L 3 L 4  
  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  
<– "K" Class Submarines (UK) "M" Class –>