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HMS H1
HMS H1
Career
Name: HMS H1
Builder: Canadian Vickers, Montreal
Laid down: 11 January 1915
Commissioned: 26 May 1915
Fate: Sold, 7 March 1921
General characteristics
Class & type: H class submarine
Displacement: 363 long tons (369 t) surfaced
434 long tons (441 t) submerged
Length: 150 ft 3 in (45.80 m)
Beam: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
Propulsion: 1 × 480 hp (358 kW) diesel engine
2 × 620 hp (462 kW) electric motors
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced
10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) submerged
Range: 1,600 nmi (3,000 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
130 nmi (240 km) at 2 kn (3.7 km/h; 2.3 mph) submerged
Complement: 22
Armament: • 4 × 18 in (457 mm) bow torpedo tubes
• 8 × 18 inch torpedoes
• 1 × QF 6 pounder gun[1]

HMS H1 was a British H-class submarine built by Canadian Vickers Co., Montreal. She was laid down on 11 January 1915 and was commissioned on 26 May 1915.

H1 crossed the Atlantic from St John's, Newfoundland to Gibraltar escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Calgarian. She was accompanied by H2, H3 and H4. H1 mistakenly sank Italian submarine H5 off Cattaro on 15 April 1918.

H1 was sold on 7 March 1921 in Malta.

References[]

  • Hutchinson, Robert. Submarines, War Beneath The Waves, From 1776 To The Present Day. 


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