H.M.S. Nautilus (1914)

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H.M.S. Nautilus (1914)
Builder: Vickers[1]
Ordered: 23 4 1913[2]
Laid down: Mar, 1913[3]
Launched: 31 Dec, 1914[4]
Commissioned: Oct, 1917[5]
Sold: Jun, 1922[6]
H.M.S. Nautilus was a large submarine in the Royal Navy launched in 1914 and completed only in 1917 as H.M.S. N 1.

Although she was nominally placed in service with the Sixth Submarine Flotilla, she actually provided power to other submarines and acted as a depot vessel.

Service

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Torpedoes

In 1913, it was decided that the boat should have:[9]

  • one 21-in tube forward, four torpedoes
  • six 18-in tubes (four broadside, two aft), twenty torpedoes

It appears likely that this was reconsidered and that the boat was completed with:

  • eight 18-in tubes (two forward, four broadside and two stern), sixteen torpedoes

Guns

  • one 3-in H.A.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 90.
  2. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 21. p. 21.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 90.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 90.
  5. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 21. p. 39.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 90.
  7. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  8. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  9. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. p. 46.

Bibliography

  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


Submarine H.M.S. Nautilus