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Name: HMS C29
Builder: Vickers, Barrow
Laid down: 4 June 1908
Launched: 19 June 1909
Commissioned: 17 September 1909
Fate: Sunk by mine, 29 August 1915
General characteristics
Class & type: C-class submarine
Displacement: 290 long tons (290 t) (surfaced)
320 long tons (330 t) (submerged)
Length: 143 ft 2 in (43.64 m)
Beam: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
Installed power: 600 hp (450 kW) (petrol engine)
200 hp (150 kW) (electric motor)
Propulsion: 1 × Vickers petrol engine
1 × electric motor
1 × screw
Speed: 13 kn (15 mph; 24 km/h) (surfaced)
8 kn (9.2 mph; 15 km/h) (submerged)
Range: 2,000 nmi (2,300 mi; 3,700 km) at 7 kn (8.1 mph; 13 km/h) (surfaced)
55 nmi (63 mi; 102 km) at 5 kn (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) (submerged)
Complement: 16
Armament: 2 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes (2 torpedoes)

HMS C29 was a British C class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow. She was laid down on 4 June 1908 and was commissioned on 17 September 1909.

Service history

C29 sank a merchant ship while patrolling the Gulf of Riga in the Baltic.

C29 was involved in the U-boat trap tactic. The tactic was to use a decoy trawler to tow a submarine. When a U-boat was sighted, the tow line and communication line was slipped and the submarine would attack the U-boat. The tactic was partly successful, but was abandoned after the loss of two C class submarines. In both cases, all the crew were lost.

C29 was one of the two C class submarines sunk because of the tactic. She was mined when her trawler Ariadne strayed into a minefield in the Humber Estuary on 29 August 1915.[1]


  1. Kemp, Paul J. (1990). British Submarines of World War One. London: Arms and Armour Press. p. 8. ISBN 9781854090102. 
  • 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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