"V" Class Submarine (1914)

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The four "V" Class Submarines, coastal submarines built by Vickers and quite similar to Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company's "S" class, entered service in 1915-16 and were taken out of service very shortly after the end of the war.

Overview of 4 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
V 1 Vickers 23 Jul, 1914 May, 1915 Sold Nov, 1921
V 2 Vickers 17 Feb, 1915 Nov, 1915 Sold Nov, 1921
V 3 Vickers 1 Apr, 1915 Jan, 1916 Sold Oct, 1920
V 4 Vickers 25 Nov, 1915 Mar, 1915 Sold Oct, 1920


  • two 18-in tubes forward, four torpedoes

In 1913, it appears that it was hoped that seven 18-in Mark VIII torpedos could be carried.[1]


  • one 12-pdr

See Also


  1. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1913. p. 46.


  • 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).

"V" Class Submarine
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