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HMS L26 - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS L26

Name : HMS L26
Laid Down : 31st January 1917
Launched : 25th September 1919
Completed :
Type : Submarine
Class : L
Builder : Vickers
Country : UK
Pennants : L26
Fate : Paid off 21st December 1944 in Canada and scuttled 20th September 1945 near Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The wreck of L26 was discovered at the bottom of the ocean near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1998. Divers stumbled across wreck while trying to locate the shattered remains of Swissair Flight 111, which crashed off Nova Scotia in September 1998.

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HMS L26, November 1937.

Timeline Entries :


29th May 1919 - Launched
7th January 1932 - Sailed Plymouth
17th February 1932 - Arrived Algiers
17th February 1932 - Lt. Cmdr. J. H. Lewes in Command
17th February 1932 - Arrived Algiers
24th February 1932 - Sailed Algiers
1st October 1932 - 2nd Submarine Flotilla. Home Fleet
1st October 1932 - Lt. Cmdr. J. H. Lewes in Command
14th June 1933 - Arrived Nyborg
23rd June 1933 - Arrived Stockholm
26th October 1933 - Sailed Plymouth for Chatham
23rd May 1934 - Sailed Sheerness for Plymouth
24th May 1934 - Arrived Plymouth
18th June 1934 - Arrived Loch Ryan
25th June 1934 - Arrived Lamlash
24th September 1934 - Sailed Rosyth for Invergordon
19th October 1934 - Arrived Rosyth
3rd November 1934 - Arrived Portsmouth
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
18th June 1935 - Arrived Portland
16th July 1935 - Attended 1935 Spithead Fleet Review
16th July 1937 - Arrived Portsmouth
12th March 1938 - Arrived Plymouth
14th March 1938 - Arrived Dartmouth
19th April 1938 - Lt. F.W. Lipscomb in Command
31st August 1939 - Sailed Blyth for patrol
3rd September 1939 - 6th Submarine Flotilla, Blyth
28th October 1939 - Sailed Rosyth on patrol
5th November 1939 - On Dogger Bank patrol
27th July 1944 - Philadelphia for repairs
3rd August 1944 - Completed repairs
15th December 1944 - Arrives Halifax NS for ASW training
25th September 1946 - Used as a target and sunk

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