HM Submarine No 5


The Ship

Foundered 8 August 1912

HM Submarine No 5 was a Royal Navy Holland Class Submarine. HM Submarines 1,2,3,4 & 5 were the first submarines to be commissioned by the Royal Navy, all five having entered service by 1903.

In 1900, The Royal Navy realised that it would need to have submarines, due to the number of submarines in service, and being built for the French and American navies. The Electric Boat company entered negations with the Royal Navy to build 8 Holland type submarines. It was agreed that these would be built under license by Vickers at Barrow, and work began in 1900.

Displacement: On surface 113 tons, submerged 122 tons, Speed. surface 7.5 knots submerged 6 knots. Range 500 nautical miles at 7 knots on the surface. Armament: one 18-inch bow torpedo tube and carried three torpedo's Crew: 8

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Postally used 20 Jun 1903


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