HM Submarine No 3


The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1913

Royal Navy Holland Class Submarines. History of the Royal Navy Holland Class Submarines of the early 1900's including Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. These submarines were the first submarines to be commissioned by the Royal Navy, all five having entered service by 1903.
The Royal Navy in 1900 realised that it would require 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 a total of 5 submarines were built.

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

My Postcards

Postally used 1 Jul 1907 to USA. Insufficient payment due to writing on the picture side. T hand stamp indicating postage due, 2 cents postage due stamp. Final arrival date 16 Jul 1907.

When it reach USA it received a New York postage due cancel 11 Jul 1907.

Hand stamp - His Royal Highness The Prince of Mayo The King of Kings and Mildmay Grove 18, London England (just around the corner from my Grandad and Grandma's house in Islington).


Titled Submarine Approaching Portsmouth Harbour. Postally used in 1907.
Postcard series: Nelson Series, Nelson Series


Postally used 27 Aug 1908
Postcard series: Tuck's, Oilette - Our Ironclads
Series number: IV
Postcard number: 9109


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