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Submarine histories. Royal Navy L class submarines. Submarine website dedicated to the history of L23, L26, L27 and other L Class submarines from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of L Class submarines.

L Class Submarines.

Displacement: 891 tons on the surface, 1074 tons submerged.  Speed: on the surface 10 knots, Range 3,800 miles. Compliment: 35   Armament: Six  18-inch Torpedo Tubes, 4 of which were in the bow and 2 Beam.  carried 10 Torpedo's.  One 4 -inch Gun

L9 to L49.  Armament varied slightly. Four 21 - inch Torpedo Tubes all in the bow. and carried 8 torpedo's and Two 18-inch Tubes in the beam and carried two torpedo's/ Submarines used for mine laying. had 4Four 21-inch Torpedo Tubes all in the bow and carried 14 to 16 mines. compliment increased to 38.

L50 onwards.  changed with the following: Displacement: 960 tons surfaced. 1150 tons submerged. Range 4,800 miles, surface speed 8 knots.  CREW: 44   Armament:  Six   21-inch Torpedo Tubes in Bow carrying 12 torpedoes,  and two 4-inch QF guns each end of conning tower

After two years of the war the admiralty realised its need for better submarines, to replace the E class which was now six years old.  They reverted to the saddle tank design but with better machinery gave it better speeds.  The first L class  L1, and L2, were E57 and E58 which were initially going to be extended E class boats, but became the prototypes for the L class.

L1  (ex E57) Built By Vickers 1917 Scrapped in 1930
L2  (ex E58) Built By Vickers  1917 Scrapped 1930
L3 Built by Vickers 1917 Scrapped 1931
L4 Built by Vickers 1917 Scrapped February 1932
L5 Swan Hunter  26/1/1918 Involved in a collision with a dredger in 1929. Scrapped  1931.
L6 Beardmore 14/1/1918 Scrapped 1935
L7 Cammell Laird 24/4/1917 Scrapped   1930
L8 Cammell Laird 7/7/1917 Scrapped October 1930
L9 Denny 29/1/1918 Broken Up June 1927
L10 Denny 24th January 1918 Sunk by Destroyer 30th October 1918
L11 Vickers 26th February 1918 Broken Up February 1932
L12 Vickers 16th March 1918 Broken Up February 1932
L14 Vickers 10th June 1918 Broken Up May 1934
L15 Fairfield 16th January 1918 Broken Up February 1932
L16 9th April 1918 Broken Up February 1934
L17 Vickers 13th May 1918 Broken Up February 1934
L18 Vickers 21st November 1918 Broken Up October 1936
L19 Vickers 4th February 1919 Broken Up 1937
L20 Vickers 23rd September 1918 Broken Up January 1935
L21 Vickers 11th October 1919 Broken Up February 1939
L22 Vickers 25th October 1919 Broken Up August 1935
L23 1st July 1919 Lost in May 1946.
L24 Vickers 19th February 1919 Sunk in collision with HMS Resolution, 14th January 1924
L25 Vickers 13th February 1919 Broken Up 1935
L26 29th May 1919 Used as a target and sunk on 25th September 1946
L27 14th June 1919 Sold in Canada 1946.
L33 29th May 1919 Sold 1932
L52 18th December 1918 Broken Up 1935
L53 12th August 1919 Broken Up 1938
L54 20th August 1919 Broken Up 1938
L55 21st September 1918 Sunk 9th June 1919
L56 29th May 1919 Broken Up March 1938
L69 6th December 1918 Broken Up February 1939
L71 17th May 1919 Broken Up March 1938

 The burial at sea of A. B. Cook  on board HMS Cyclops, off Malta, Thursday 2nd February 1928. possible crew member of a L class Submarine click for details

L 1

L1 passing HMS Hawkins, 1919.

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Submarine L1, pictured c.1920. 

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L 2

L2, 1923.

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L2, 1923.

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Submarine L2, pictured c.1920. 

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L2From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 3

L3, 1923.

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L3, 1923.

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Submarine L3, pictured c.1923.

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L 4

L 4, 1923.

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L 5

L5, 1923.

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Submarine L5, pictured c.1920. 

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Aerial view of submarine L5, c.1920. 

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L 6

Submarine L6, pictured c.1920. 

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Submarine L6, c.1920.

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Submarine L6.

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L6From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

L6From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

L 7

A photo of the crew of L-7 taken on China Station 1927-1929 on which my great uncle served. He subsequently lost his life with submarine H-47 sank off the Welsh Coast. Sent in by Sarah Chapman.

Submarine L7, pictured c.1920 

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L 8

Submarine L8, pictured c.1920. 

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L8, at Wei Hai Wei, c.1927.Contributed by

L8From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 9

L9From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

L 11

L11 pictured c.1920 

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L 12

Royal Navy submarine L12.

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L12 pictured c.1929 after sinking H49. 

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L12.

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L12From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 14

Royal Navy submarine L14.

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Submarine L14.

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L 15

L 15, 1923.

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L 15

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L 16

L 16.

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L16  From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 17

L17 alongside L56, 1921.

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L17, 1921.

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L17

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L 18

Submarine L18, pictured c.1920 

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L18.

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L 19

L19, 1923.

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Royal Navy submarine L19, possibly off the Chinese coast.

HM Submarine L19 pictured c.1930.

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L 20

L20, 1930s.

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Submarine L20, pictured c.1920s 

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L20 c.1926.Contributed by

L 21

L21

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L21.

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L 22

L22

L22

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L22

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L 23

L23, November 1938.

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L23.

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L23 in the Solent c.1929. 

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L23

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L 24

L 24.

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L 25

Submarine L25, pictured c.1920 

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Submarine L25.  Submitted by Malcolm Williams.

William John Stallard.  Sent in by his grandson Malcolm Williams.  Thought to have been taken in Southsea around 1920.  (note WWI medal).

L 26

L26, November 1937.

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Submarine L26, pictured c.1920 

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Submarine L26. Contributed by

L 27

L27, 1937.

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L 27.

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L 27.

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Submarine L27, pictured c.1930s 

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L27.Contributed by

L 33

L33From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 52

 

Royal Navy Submarine L. 52 pictured in 1925

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Submarine L52.

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L52. Contributed by Ian Johnson

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L52

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L 53

L53 c.1925 

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L53 with a depot ship.

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L 54

L54, 1937.

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Submarine L54.

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Submarine L54, pictured August 8th 1931. 

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L54.

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L 56

Royal Navy L Class submarine L56 while at Malta.

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Submarine L56.

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L56, 1935.

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L56.

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L56.

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L56From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 69

L69, July 1935.

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Submarine L69.

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L 69.

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L 71

L71 laid up with L56, 1938.

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L71, 1929.

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Submarine L71.

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Submarine L71, pictured c.1920. 

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L71.

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L25 with L11 pictured c.1923. 

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  L22 and L52 pictured with submarine depot ship HMS Lucia 1925  

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L class Submarines L23 and L26 with H49 in the background.

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Submarine supply ship HMS Titania on the China Station. 

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HMS Titania re-supplying L3, L5, L8 and L19 at Wei Hai Wei in 1921.

 

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 The second of the Royal Navy's Vanguard Class SSBNs, HMS Victorious is shown in the Gareloch, with the naval base of Faslane in the background.

HMS Victorious Departing Faslane by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Having departed the Namsen Fjord in Norway, on a course home to England across the North Sea, HMS Arab was intercepted by a Heinkel He.115 and ordered to sail due east or be attacked.  His orders ignored, the German pilot began a series of passes over the trawler, raking the small vessel with continuous fire from both of its guns.  The gallant crew of the Arab returned fire with all Lewis and Oerlikon guns blazing, the Heinkel being mortally wounded as it made a low pass across the bow of Arab, finally plunging into the sea some two miles astern of the trawler who continued, without further incident, to her destination at Scapa.

Tribute to the Royal Navy Trawler Crews - HMS Arab by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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One of the finest battleships of all time, Bismarck was built by the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg and launched in February 1939.  Her first duty was for commerce raiding in the north Atlantic.  Together with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, the destroyers Z10, Z16 and Z23 and a minesweeper.  The Bismarck, commanded by Vice Admiral Gunther Lutjens, left her last anchorage at Grimstadt Fjord in Norway.  Once Bismarcks departure was confirmed all available British forces were deployed to meet the threat.  On the 24th of May 1941 the Bismarck sailed into naval history - sinking the battlescruiser and pride of the British fleet - HMS Hood.  But Bismarck would have little time to celebrate, she was sunk by a scorned British fleet three days later.  Here Bismarck is depicted on the evening of the 21st May 1941 entering the open sea on her fateful final voyage.

Bismarck - The Final Voyage by Anthony Saunders (P)
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 The Japanese ship Takao at Flank speed, riding shotgun for the carrier

Flank Speed by Randall Wilson.
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 USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) refuels an Adams class Destroyer during a dusk operation off the Vietnam coast as a pair of E8 Crusaders are readied for launch on the forward catapults.

USS Kitty Hawk by Ivan Berryman (P)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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Some Current Half Price Military Art Offers

 Roveredo is a small town 30 miles south of Trent in the Adige valley, this was the scene of an engagement between the advance formations of the army of Italy (10,200 strong) commanded by Massena and the larger part of Davidovitchs Austrian force (14,000 strong) general Wurmser had entrusted Davidovitch to defend the area around Trent, while the main Austrian army headed east and South in an attempt to relieve besieged Mantua. The 14,000 Austrians deployed between the road Junction of Roveredo and the village of Marco. The French captured the main position by sending one brigade to outflank Marco. During the battle the French forces took 6,000 Prisoners and 20 artillery pieces for the loss of a few hundred men.

Battle of Roveredo by William Clarkson Stanfield. (Y)
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 Musa Qala, Afghanistan, August 2006.  The defenders of the Musa Qala District centre compound comprised of an ad hoc company, made up from elements of Royal Irish, Danish, and 3 PARA, designated E company.  For some 40 days they repelled over 100 attacks.  One of the longest serving and most effective units in the base was the Royal Irish 81mm mortar section.

Easy Company by David Pentland. (P)
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 Panzer IIs and IIIs of the African Korps, 15th Panzer Division drive towards Arcoma during the epic battles for the Gazala line.

Battle for Gazala by David Pentland. (GL)
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 French dragoons attack a Spanish farmhouse where they believe Spanish guerillas are hiding.

La Gueper Espagnol by Mark Churms. (Y)
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DHM506.  A Viking Raid by Brian Palmer.

A Viking Raid by Brian Palmer.
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 Syrian commandos and Republican Guard T72M tanks in the Bekkaa valley during the Israeli Peace for Galilee operation. It should be noted that although belonging to an elite unit, these tanks usually appeared minus a number of standard items, including side skirts, snorkel and even headlights, giving them a generally dilapidated appearance. They also employed the old Duska 12.7mm HMG rather than the new NSVT UTES anti-aircraft machine gun system.

40 Kilometres to Damascus by David Pentland. (Y)
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DHM1856P. The Ludendorff Offensive, Spring 1918 by Jason Askew.

The Ludendorff Offensive, Spring 1918 by Jason Askew. (P)
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DHM1432.  Flora MacDonalds Farewell to Bonnie Prince Charlie by George William Joy.
Flora MacDonalds Farewell to Bonnie Prince Charlie by George William Joy.
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SPORT PRINTS

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SFA18.  Going Home by Chris Howells.

Going Home by Chris Howells.
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B40. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman
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 Peter Deighan has superbly captured Jimmy White, John Parrot, Stephen Hendry, James Wattana, John Higgins, Ken Doherty, Ronnie OSullivan and of course the centrepiece, a magnificent study of former World Champion Steve Davis as he Ponders his next shot.  A must for all snooker rooms, clubs and players of this wonderful game.

Kings of the Baize II by Peter Deighan
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B48. Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman

Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman
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Steeplechasers competing for the Blue Riband.

Chasing for Gold by Chris Howells.
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 Ferrari F310.  1996.
Eddie Irvine by Michael Thompson.
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 A great tribute to one of the all time greats in golf who will be sadly missed.

Seve Ballesteros by Peter Deighan. (Y)
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Jason Leonard by Robert Highton. (Y)
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