Lost Submarines of the United Kingdom: Hms E18, Hms E15, Hms E3, Hms E19, Hms Swordfish, Hms D2, Hms C29, Hms C33, Hms Stonehenge, Hms C34 Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155628189

Published: July 27th 2011

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Lost Submarines of the United Kingdom: Hms E18, Hms E15, Hms E3, Hms E19, Hms Swordfish, Hms D2, Hms C29, Hms C33, Hms Stonehenge, Hms C34  by  Books LLC

Lost Submarines of the United Kingdom: Hms E18, Hms E15, Hms E3, Hms E19, Hms Swordfish, Hms D2, Hms C29, Hms C33, Hms Stonehenge, Hms C34 by Books LLC
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: HMS Seal, HMS E18, HMS Thetis, HMS Triton, HMS Tigris, HMS E15, HMS Turbulent, HMS Upholder, HMS L55,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: HMS Seal, HMS E18, HMS Thetis, HMS Triton, HMS Tigris, HMS E15, HMS Turbulent, HMS Upholder, HMS L55, HMS Triad, HMS Parthian, HMS Perseus, HMS Porpoise, HMS Terrapin, HMS E3, HMS Tetrarch, HMS P38, HMS Narwhal, HMS Tempest, HMS Olympus, HMS P32, HMS Trooper, HMS Stratagem, HMS P311, HMS Spearfish, HMS Urge, HMS P36, HMS Saracen, HMS Thorn, HMS Traveller, HMS Oxley, HMS Thistle, HMS E19, HMS Utmost, HMS Sickle, HMS H49, HMS P33, HMS Splendid, HMS Sahib, HMS Salmon, HMS L10, HMS Snapper, HMS Cachalot, HMS Undine, HMS Swordfish, HMS Unique, HMS D2, HMS Grampus, HMS Undaunted, HMS P222, HMS H31, HMS P39, HMS Odin, HMS Starfish, HMS P48, HMS Sterlet, HMS C33, HMS C29, HMS Union, HMS Seahorse, HMS Usk, HMS Stonehenge, HMS C34, HMS C31, HMS E5, HMS Thames, HMS B10, HMS D6, HMS E10.

Excerpt: HMS Seal was one of six ships of the Grampus-class mine-laying submarines of the Royal Navy. She served in the Second World War and was captured by the Kriegsmarine and taken into German service as U-B.

She was the only submarine the Germans captured at sea during World War II. Seal was laid down at the Chatham Dockyard on 9 December 1936, launched on 27 September 1938 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 24 May 1939. During her entire British career, her commander was Rupert Lonsdale, for whom it was his second command. On being commissioned, Seal went for acceptance trials at Dartmouth and in Tor Bay.

On the day of her first successful deep dive, 1 June 1939, news arrived of the loss of HMS Thetis undergoing trials at Liverpool, a personal setback for the crew who had lost many friends. Seal moved to Gosport to complete torpedo trials. On 4 August she sailed to China to join HMS Grampus and HMS Rorqual via Gibraltar, Malta and the Suez Canal. However on the outbreak of World War II she was detained at Aden and made two ad hoc patr...



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