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HMS H4
H4 at Brindisi, August 1916
HMS H4 at Brindisi, August 1916
Career
Name: HMS H4
Builder: Canadian Vickers, Montreal
Laid down: 11 January 1915
Commissioned: 5 June 1915
Fate: Sold, 30 November 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 H4

HMS H4 was a British H-class submarine built by the Canadian Vickers Co., Montreal. She was laid down on 11 January 1915 and was commissioned on 5 June 1915.

After her commissioning, HMS H4 and sister ships H1, H2 and H3 crossed the Atlantic from St. John's, Newfoundland to Gibraltar being escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Calgarian.

H4 sank the U-boat UB-52 in the Adriatic on 23 May 1918.

She was sold on 30 November 1921 in Malta.

References[]

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


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