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HMS C31
Career (UK)
Name: HMS C31
Builder: Vickers, Barrow
Laid down: 7 January 1909
Launched: 2 September 1909
Commissioned: 19 November 1909
Fate: Sunk by mine, 4 January 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 (5.8 mph; 9.3 km/h) (submerged)
Complement: 16
Armament: 2 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes (2 torpedoes)

HMS C31 was a C-class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow for the Royal Navy. She was laid down on 7 January 1909 and was commissioned on 19 November 1909.

C31 was sunk by mines off the Belgian coast on 4 January 1915 whilst patrolling off Zeebrugge. There were no survivors.

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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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