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HMS C26
Career (UK)
Name: HMS C26
Builder: Vickers, Barrow
Laid down: 14 February 1908
Launched: 20 March 1909
Commissioned: 28 May 1909
Fate: Scuttled, 4 April 1918
General characteristics
Class & type: C class submarine
Displacement: 290 long tons (295 t) surfaced
320 long tons (325 t) submerged
Length: 143 ft 2 in (43.64 m)
Beam: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
Propulsion: 600 hp (450 kW) Vickers petrol engine, 200 hp (150 kW) electric motor, 1 screw
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced
8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Range: 2,000 nmi (3,700 km) at 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) surfaced
55 nmi (102 km) at 5 kn (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) submerged
Complement: 16
Armament: 2 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes (2 torpedoes)

HMS C26 was a British C class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow. She was laid down on 14 February 1908 and was commissioned on 28 May 1909.

Service history

HMS C26 was part of the Baltic operations from 1915 to 1918.

HMS C26 was scuttled at Helsinki 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off Grohara Light on 4 April 1918. She was scuttled to avoid seizure by advancing German forces.

HMS C26 was salvaged in August 1953 for breaking up in Finland.

External links

References

  • Hutchinson, Robert (2001). Jane's Submarines: War Beneath the Waves from 1776 to the Present Day. London: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-00-710558-8. OCLC 53783010. 

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