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HMS D5
Career RN Ensign
Name: HMS D5
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 23 February 1910
Launched: 28 August 1911
Commissioned: 19 February 1911
Fate: Sunk, 3 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)
45 nmi (52 mi; 83 km) at 5 kn (5.8 mph; 9.3 km/h)
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 D5 was a British D class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow. D5 was laid down on 23 February 1910, launched on 28 August 1911 and was commissioned on 19 February 1911.

Sinking

D5 met her fate 2 mi (3.2 km) south of South Cross Buoy off Great Yarmouth in the North Sea. She was sunk by a German mine laid by SMS Stralsund on 3 November 1914 after responding to a German attack on Yarmouth by cruisers. There were only five survivors, including her commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Godfrey Herbert.

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.

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