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HMS H5
Career
Name: HMS H5
Builder: Canadian Vickers, Montreal
Launched: June 1915
Fate: Sunk, 2 March 1918
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

A view from the bridge of HMS H5.

HMS H5, was a British H-class submarine of the Royal Navy. She was sunk after being rammed by the British merchantman Rutherglen, mistaken for a German U-boat, on 2 March 1918. All on board perished.

Stoker Petty Officer Thomas Lloyd was among the casualties. He, and all the rest of the crew are commemorated on Panel 29 at Royal Navy Submarine Museum. Also on board was US Navy Lt. E.W.F. Childs, who became the first US submariner to lose his life in the First World War. The wreck site is designated as a controlled site under the Protection of Military Remains Act.

A plaque commemorating the 26 who died was dedicated on Armed Forces Day 2010 in Holyhead[1]

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