H.M.S. X1 (1923)

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H.M.S. X1 (1923)
Builder: Chatham Royal Dockyard
Laid down: 2 Nov, 1921
Launched: 16 Nov, 1923
Commissioned: 25 Sep, 1925[1]
Scrapped: 1936
H.M.S. X1 was a large cruiser submarine in the Royal Navy launched in 1923 and completed in 1925.

Design and Construction

  • four QF 5.2-in Mark I guns in two unarmoured turrets, 100 rounds per gun
  • six 21-in torpedo tubes forward

Service

Construction was overseen by Robert Henry Taunton Raikes, who was appointed to the vessel on 11 December, 1922[2].

She paid off on 23 January, 1924, which seems odd, as she had not yet been commissioned; perhaps 1926 was intended.[3]

On 29 January, 1925, Philip Esmonde Phillips was appointed, to assume command when the vessel finally commissioned later that year.[4][5]

Reduced to one-third crew on 9 February, 1931.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Torpedoes

Guns

See Also

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 291.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 846-898.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 291.
  4. Phillips Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/173. f. 184.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 291.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 294.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 291.
  8. Phillips Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/173. f. 184.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 291.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 291.
  11. Besant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/44. f. 44.
  12. Besant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/44. f. 44.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 294.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Roger (editor) (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


Submarine H.M.S. X1