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HMS A1 - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS A1

Name : HMS A1
Laid Down : 19th February 1902
Launched : 9th July 1902
Completed : 27th July 1903
Type : Submarine
Class : A
Builder : Vickers Maxim
Country : UK
Pennants : A1
Fate : Used as target from 1904 and sunk August 1911.

Yard No.285 Originally laid down as Submarine Torpedo Boat No.6 She was rammed and sunk by a liner called Berwick Castle off the Nab, and raised on the 18th April 1904. Used for target practice from 1904 and was sunk in August 1911.

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The Coning Tower of A 1.


Submarine A1 (nearest depot ship) and three Holland Class submarines.

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Newspaper report of the Inquest into the loss of A1
Inquest Newspaper cutting

Timeline Entries :


19th February 1902 - Laid down at Vickers sons and Maxim Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness
19th February 1902 - Laid down at Vickers (Barrow)
9th July 1902 - Launched
23rd July 1903 - Completed
1st August 1903 - Arrived Portsmouth
22nd September 1903 - Carried out torpedo practice in Stokes Bay
14th March 1904 - Lt. Mansergh in Command
14th March 1904 - Rammed by SS Berwick 1.5miles off Nab light
July 1904 - Used for target practice
April 1909 - Based at Portsmouth

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Last edited : 19:51, February 17, 2011
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