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HMS H3
Career
Name: HMS H3
Builder: Canadian Vickers, Montreal
Laid down: 11 January 1915
Commissioned: 3 June 1915
Fate: Sunk, 15 July 1916
General characteristics
Class & type: H class submarine
Displacement: 363 long tons (369 t) surfaced
434 long tons (441 t) submerged
Length: 150 ft 3 in (45.80 m)
Beam: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
Propulsion: 1 × 480 hp (358 kW) diesel engine
2 × 620 hp (462 kW) electric motors
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced
10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) submerged
Range: 1,600 nmi (3,000 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
130 nmi (240 km) at 2 kn (3.7 km/h; 2.3 mph) submerged
Complement: 22
Armament: • 4 × 18 in (457 mm) bow torpedo tubes
• 8 × 18 inch torpedoes
• 1 × QF 6 pounder gun[1]

HMS H3 was a British H-class submarine built by Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal. She was laid down on 11 January 1915 and was commissioned on 3 June 1915.

After commissioning she crossed the Atlantic from St. John's, Newfoundland to Gibraltar escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Calgarian. She was accompanied by H1, H2 and H4. H3 was mined in the Gulf of Cattaro, Adriatic on 15 July 1916.

References

  • Hutchinson, Robert. Submarines, War Beneath The Waves, From 1776 To The Present Day. 

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