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HMS H8
Career
Name: HMS H8
Builder: Canadian Vickers, Montreal
Laid down: 19 May 1915
Commissioned: June 1915
Fate: Sold, 29 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

HMS H8 was a British H-class submarine built by the Canadian Vickers Co., Montreal. She was laid down on 19 May 1915 and commissioned in June 1915. Like other Canadian-built submarines, she was sailed across the Atlantic for service in the North Sea and as recognition of this she initially remained under the command of her Canadian captain, Lieutenant-Commander B. L. Johnson, R.N.R. with a largely reserve crew. HMS H8 was sold on 29 November 1921 in Arbroath.

References[]

  • Robert Hutchinson. Submarines, War Beneath The Waves, From 1776 To The Present Day. 
  • William Guy Carr. By Guess and by God. 

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