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HMS D2
Career RN Ensign
Name: HMS D2
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 10 July 1909
Commissioned: 29 March 1911
Fate: Sunk, 25 November 1914
General characteristics
Class & type: D class submarine
Displacement: 483 long tons (491 t) (surfaced)
595 long tons (605 t) (submerged)
Length: 163 ft (50 m) (o/a)
Beam: 13.6 ft (4.1 m) (o/a)
Installed power: 1,750 hp (1,300 kW) (diesel engines)
550 hp (410 kW) (electric motors)
Propulsion: 2 × diesel engines
2 × electric motors
2 × screws
Speed:
  • Surfaced: 14 kn (16 mph; 26 km/h)
  • Submerged: 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h) (design); 9 kn (10 mph; 17 km/h) (service)
Range: 2,500 nmi (2,900 mi; 4,600 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h) (surfaced)
45 nmi (52 mi; 83 km) at 5 kn (5.8 mph; 9.3 km/h) (submerged)
Complement: 25
Armament: 3 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes (2 forward, one aft; 6 torpedoes),[1] 1 × 12 pdr (5.4 kg) deck gun[2]

HMS D2 was a British D class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow. D2 was laid down on 10 July 1909 and was commissioned on 29 March 1911.

During her career, D2 returned from the second Heligoland Bight patrol along with D3, E5 and E7. On 28 August 1914, D2, D3 and D8 fought in the Battle of Heligoland Bight. Then, two days before D2 met her fate, Lieutenant Commander Jameson was washed overboard off Harwich. Lt. Cdr. Head was his replacement.

Sinking

D2 met her fate on the 25 November. She was rammed and sunk by a German patrol boat off Borkum leaving no survivors.

External links

References

  1. Fitzsimons, Bernard. Illustrated Encyclopedia of 20th Century Weapons and Warfare (London: Phoebus, 1978), Volume 7, p.674, "D.1".
  2. Fitzsimons, p.674.
  • Submarines, war beneath the waves, from 1776 to the present day, by Robert Hutchinson
  • The Royal Navy Submarine Service, A Centennial History, by Antony Preston

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