HM Submarine No B5


The Ship

Sold for Scrap August 1921

The B Class Submarines, built by Vickers, were similar to the A class with the main difference being the deck casing which was improved for surface performance. Hydroplanes were also fitted for the first time to give it better stability when submerged.

Displacement: 287 tons on thee surface and 316 tons submerged. Speed, surfaced 12 knots, and 6 knots submerged. Range: 1,000 nautical miles at 8.75 knots on the surface. Compliment: 15 Armament: two - 18 inch Torpedo tubes in the bow and carried 4 torpedoes.

My Postcards

Postally used 25 Dec 1917. Cancel 26 Dec 1917 with 'Passed by Censor No 457'.

WORLD WAR 1 SUBMARINE HM B5 "Ready To Submerge"
Postcard series: Photochrom Co Ltd, Britain Prepared
Postcard number: 23


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