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History of the submarine in the Royal Navy. Major historical naval website detailing short histories of each submarine and submarine class from the first submarines to the very latest nuclear submarines.

The Royal Navy submarines are also shown in photographs supplied by ex-crew members and their families and fine art prints supplied courtesy of Cranston Fine Arts, the naval art company. Each submarine class has its own notice board for leaving messages for ex-crew and families and information supplied by enthusiasts as well as requests for information.

LIST OF ALL BRITISH SUBMARINES, 1901 - PRESENT
Name of Ship Launch Date Fate
Holland Class             View Class
No 1 2nd October 1901 Used for training purposes at Fort Blockhouse. Sold for scrap in October 1913. It was while being towed to Portsmouth that she foundered and was lost, only to be rediscovered in April 1981. She was restored at Gosport Submarine Museum.
No 2 21st February 1902  Sold for scrap  and broken up in October 1913.
No 3 9th May 1902 Sold for breaking in October 1913.
No 4 23rd May 1902 Foundered on 3rd September 1921 but later was refloated and used as a target in 1914.
No 5 10th June 1902 Served with the 1st Flotilla at Fort Blockhouse until removed form the navy list in August 1912. Foundered while on tow on 8th August 1912.
A Class         View Class
A 1 9th July 1902 She was rammed and sunk by a liner called Berwick Castle. Used for target practice from 1904 and was sunk in August 1911.
A 2 15th April 1903 Wrecked in January 1920.
A3 9th March 1903 Rammed and sunk by the HMS Hazard on 2nd February 1912. Used as a target and sunk on 17th May 1912.
A 4 9th June 1903 Sunk in a collision on 16th October 1905 and was raised again before being sold for breaking in January 1920.
A 5 3rd March 1904 Sold for breaking in 1920.
A 6 3rd March 1904 Sold for breaking in 1920.
A 7 23rd January 1905 Lost after diving into mud off Whitesand Bay. Remains 135 feet down as a maritime grave
A 8 23rd January 1905 Foundered and sunk in Plymouth Sound on 8th June but was raised and repaired. Eventually stricken in July 1916 and sold for breaking in October 1920.
A 9 8th March 1905 Sold for breaking in January 1920.
A 10 8th February 1905 Sold for breaking in April 1919.
A 11 8th March 1905 Sold for breaking in May 1920.
A 12 8th March 1905 Sold for breaking in January 1920.
A 13 18th April 1905 Broken up in 1920.
B Class Submarines                           View Class 
B 1 25th October 1904 Sold for breaking in May 1921.
B 2 30th October 1905 Sunk on 4th October 1912 after colliding with SS Amerika.
B 3 31st October 1905 Sold for breaking in December 1919.
B 4 14th November 1905 Sold for breaking in April 1919.
B 5 14th November 1905 Sold for breaking in August 1921.
B 6 30th November 1905 Renamed S6 after being converted to a patrol boat. Sold for breaking in 1919. 
B 7 30th November 1905 Renamed S7 after being converted to a patrol boat. Sold for breaking in 1919. 
B 8 23rd January 1906 Renamed S8 after being converted to a patrol boat. Sold for breaking in 1919. 
B 9 24th January 1906 Renamed S9 after being converted to a patrol boat. Sold for breaking in 1919. 
B 10 23rd March 1906 Renamed S10 after being converted to a patrol boat. Sunk on 9th August 1916. 
B 11 21st February 1906 Served in the Mediterranean in 1914. Renamed S11 after being converted to a patrol boat. Sold for breaking in 1919. 

C Class                         View Class

C 1 10th July 1906 Converted in 1918 during Zeebrugge Raid. Scrapped in October 1920.
C 2 10th July 1906 Scrapped in October 1920.
C 3 3rd October 1906 Attached to the 6th Flotilla during the Zeebrugge Raid. Scrapped in 23rd April 1918.
C 4 18th October 1906 Scrapped in April 1922.
C 5 20th August 1906 Scrapped in October 1919.
C 6 20th August 1906 Scrapped in November 1919.
C 7 15th February 1907 Scrapped in December 1919.
C 8 15th February 1907 Scrapped in October 1920.
C 9 3rd April 1907 Scrapped in July 1922.
C 10 15th April 1907 Scrapped in July 1922.
C 11 27th May 1907 Sunk on 14th December 1909 after collision with SS Eddystone. All but 3 crew perished.
C 12 9th September 1907 Scrapped in February 1920.
C 13 9th November 1907 Scrapped in February 1920.
C 14 7th December 1907 Collided with Hopper and sank in December 1913. Repaired but scrapped December 1921.
C15 21st January 1908 She was scrapped in February 1922.
C 16 19th March 1908 Scrapped in August 1922.
C 17 13th August 1908 Sunk in collision with HMS Lurcher in May 1917. Repaired but scrapped in November 1919.
C 18 10th October 1908 Scrapped in May 1921.
C 19 20th March 1909 Scrapped in February 1920.
C 20 27th November 1909 Scrapped in May 1921.
C 21 26th September 1908 Scrapped in December 1921.
C 22 10th October 1908 Scrapped in February 1920.
C 23 26th November 1908 Scrapped in December 1921.
C 24 26th November 1908 Scrapped in May 1921.
C 25 10th March 1909 Scrapped in December 1921.
C 26 20th March 1909 Scuttled 4th April 1918.
C 27 22nd April 1909 Scuttled 4th April 1918.
C 28 22nd April 1909 Scrapped in August 1921.
C 29 19th June 1909 Mined on 29th August 1915.
C 30 19th July 1909 Scrapped in August 1921.
C 31 2nd September 1909 Lost, cause unknown on 4th January 1915.
C 32 29th September 1909 Stranded 24th October 1917 in Gulf of Riga.
C 33 10th May 1910 Lost, cause unknown on 4th August 1915.
C 34 8th June 1910 Torpedoed on 21st July 1917 by U52 off the Shetlands.
C 35 2nd November 1909 Scuttled 4th April 1918.
C 36 30th November 1909 Scrapped in June 1919.
C 37 1st January 1910 Scrapped in June 1919.
C 38 10th February 1910 Scrapped in June 1919.

D Class                           View Class

D 1 16th May 1908 Used as a target and sunk on 23rd October 1918.
D 2 25th May 1910 Took part in Helgoland action. Sunk on 25th November 1914 by a German patrol boat.
D 3 17th October 1910 Erroneously sunk on 15th March 1918 by a French airship while in the Channel.
D 4 27th May 1911 Scrapped in December 1921.
D 5 28th August 1911 Mined on 3rd November 1914.
D 6 23rd October 1911 Torpedoed on 26th June 1918 by U73 near Northern Ireland.
D 7 14th January 1911 Scrapped in December 1921.
D 8 23rd September 1911 Scrapped in December 1921.

E Class                                    View Class

E 1 9th November 1912 Sent to the Baltic in 1914 and scuttled on 8th April 1918.
E 2 23rd November 1912 Scrapped in 1921.
E 3 29th October 1912 Torpedoed on 18th October 1914 by U27.
E 4 5th February 1912 Sunk in a collision with E41 and though raised never served again. Scrapped in February 1922.
E 5 17th May 1912 Sunk by a mine in the North Sea on 7th March 1916.
E 6 12th November 1912 Mined on 26th December 1915.
E 7 2nd October 1913 Sunk on 5th September 1915
E 8 30th October 1913 Sent to the Baltic. Scuttled on 8th April 1918.
E9 29th November 1913 Scuttled on 8th April 1918 to avoid her falling into German hands.
E10 29th November 1913 Lost on 18th January 1915.  Recent research having found the sunken submarine appears to show that it struck by a sea mine.  Thanks to David Falconer, whose great Uncle Lt Percy Falconer was one of the officers.
E11 23rd April 1914 Sold for scrapping in March 1921.
E12 5th September 1914 Sold for scrapping in March 1921.
E13 22nd September 1914 Ran aground in Baltic and disabled by shellfire. Interned in August 1915 and returned November 1918. Sold for scrapping in December 1921.
E14 7th July 1914 Mined and sunk on 27th January 1918.
E15 23rd April 1914 Lost on 15th April 1915 after running aground and subsequently bombed and attacked by torpedoes.
E16 23rd September 1914 Mined on 22nd August 1916.
E17 16th January 1915 Wrecked on 6th January 1916.
E18 4th March 1915 Sunk on 24th May 1916 by German decoy ship KE41. She was also rammed by E4.
E19 13th May 1915 Scuttled on 8th April 1918 to avoid her falling into German hands.
E20 12th June 1915 Torpedoed and sunk on 5th November 1916 by German U-boat.
E21 24th July 1915 Scrapped in December 1921.
E22 27th August 1915 Torpedoed and sunk on 25th April 1916.
E23 28th September 1915 Scrapped in September 1922.
E24 9th December 1915 Used as a minelayer she was mined on 24th March 1916.
E25 23rd August 1915 Scrapped in December 1921.
E26 11th November 1915 Lost on 6th July 1916 reasons for which are unknown.
E27 9th June 1917 Scrapped in September 1922.
E29 1st June 1915 Scrapped in February 1922.
E30 29th June 1915 Lost on 22nd November 1916 for reasons unknown.
E31 23rd August 1915 Scrapped in February 1922.
E32 16th August 1916 Scrapped in September 1922.
E33 18th April 1916 Scrapped in September 1922.
E34 27th January 1917 Used as a minelayer she was mined on 20th July 1918.
E35 20th May 1916 Scrapped in September 1922.
E36 16th September 1916 Lost on 17th January 1917 for reasons unknown.
E37 2nd September 1915 Lost on 1st December 1916 for reasons unknown.
E38 13th June 1916 Scrapped in September 1922.
E39 18th May 1916 Scrapped in October 1921.
E40 9th November 1916 Scrapped December 1921.
E41 22nd October 1915 Used as a minelayer she was scrapped in September 1922.
E42 22nd October 1915 Scrapped in September 1922.
E43 11th November 1915 Scrapped in January 1921.
E44 21st February 1916 Scrapped in October 1921.
E45 25th January 1916 Used as a minelayer she was scrapped in September 1922.
E46 4th April 1916 Used as a minelayer she was scrapped in September 1922.
E47 29th May 1916 Lost on 20th August 1917 for reasons unknown.
E48 2nd August 1916 Scrapped in July 1928.
E49 18th September 1916 Mined and sunk on 12th March 1917.
E50 13th November 1916 Mined and sunk on 1st February 1918.
E51 30th November 1916 Used as a minelayer she was scrapped in October 1931.
E52 25th January 1917 Scrapped in January 1921.
E53 1916 Scrapped in September 1922.
E54 1916 Scrapped in December 1921.
E55 5th February 1916 Scrapped in September 1922.
E56 19th June 1916 Scrapped in June 1923.
S Class Submarines

S Class SubmarineFrom The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

British S Class SubmarineFrom The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

S1 28th February 1914 To Italy 25th October 1915
S2 14th April 1915 To Italy 25th October 1915
S3 10th June 1915 To Italy 25th October 1915
V Class Submarines
V1 23rd July 1914 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
V2 17th February 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
V3 1st April 1915 Sold for scrapping in October 1920.

V3From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

V4 25th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in October 1920.
W Class Submarines
W1 19th November 1914 To Italy 23rd August 1916
W2 15th February 1915 To Italy 23rd August 1916
W3 1st April 1915 To Italy 23rd August 1916
W4 25th November 1915 To Italy 7th August 1916
F Class Submarines
F1 31st March 1915 Scrapped in 1920.
F2 7th July 1917 Scrapped in July 1922.
F3 19th February 1916 Scrapped in 1920.
 
Nautilus 31st December 1914 Served with the 6th Flotilla at Portsmouth but was used more as a depot ship than an attack vessel. Scrapped June 1922.

Nautilus.From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

 
Swordfish 18th March 1916 Commissioned as a tender to Dolphin under the name of S1. Her stability was not good and she was converted to a surface vessel named Swordfish in July 1917. Scrapped in July 1922.

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

G Class Submarines
G1 14th August 1915 Scrapped in February 1920.
G2 23rd December 1915 Scrapped in February 1920.
G3 22nd January 1916 Scrapped in November 1921.
 

Royal Navy Submarine G3 pictured 1919  

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G4 23rd October 1916 Scrapped in June 1928.
G5 23rd November 1916 Scrapped in October 1922.
G6 7th December 1915 Scrapped in November 1921.
G7 4th March 1916 Sunk on 1st November 1918.
G8 1st May 1916 Sunk on 14th January 1918 for reasons unknown.
G9 15th June 1916 Sunk on 16th September 1917 in error.
G10 11th January 1916 Scrapped January 1923.
G11 22nd February 1916 Wrecked on 22nd November 1918.
G12 24th March 916 Scrapped in February 1920.
G13 18th July 1916 Scrapped in January 1923.

G13 pictured c.1920

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G14 17th May 1917 Scrapped in March 1921.

J Class                    View class

J1 6th November 1915 Transferred to Australia on 25th March 1919. Scrapped in February 1924.
J2 6th November 1915 Transferred to Australia on 25th March 1919 and scrapped in February 1924.
J3 4th December 1915 Transferred to Australia on 25th March 1919 and scrapped in February 1924.
J4 2nd February 1916 Transferred to Australia on 25th March 1919 and scrapped in January 1926.
J5 9th September 1915 Transferred to Australia on 25th March 1919 and scrapped in February 1924.
J6 9th September 1915 Sunk on 15th October 1918 in error.
J7 21st February 1917 Transferred to Australia on completion and scrapped in November 1929.
K Class                       View Class
K1 14th November 1916 Sunk after colliding with another vessel on 17th November 1917.
K2 14th October 1916 Scrapped July 1926.
K3 20th May 1916 Scrapped October 1921.
K4 15th July 1916 Sunk after colliding with another vessel (K17) on 31st January 1918.
K5 16th December 1916 Sunk on 20th January 1921 for reasons unknown.
K6 31st May 1916 Scrapped in July 1926.
K7 31st May 1916 Came to the rescue of the crew of K17 in 1918. Scrapped in September 1921.
K8 10th October 1916 Scrapped October 1923.
K9 8th November 1916 Scrapped in July 1926.
K10 27th December 1916 Scrapped in November 1921.
K11 16th August 1916 Scrapped in November 1921.
K12 23rd February 1917 Scrapped in July 1926.
K13 11th November 1916 Renamed K22 in March 1917 and scrapped in December 1926.
K14 8th February 1917 Scrapped in December 1926.
K15 31st October 1917 Scrapped in August 1924.
K16 5th November 1917 Scrapped in August 1924.
K17 10th April 1917 Sunk after colliding with another vessel (K4) on 31st January 1918.
K26 26th August 1919 Broken Up March 1931
M Class Submarines               View Class
M1 9th July 1917 Served with the 6th Flotilla until October 1918. Rammed and was sunk on 12th November 1925 by SS Vidar.
M2 19th October 1918 Became a seaplane carrier in 1928 but foundered on 26th January 1932.
M3 19th October 1918 Became a minelayer in 1927. Sold for scrapping in February 1932.

H Class                   View Class

H1 May/June 1915 Sold in March 1921.
H2 May/June 1915 Sold in 1921.
H3 May/June 1915 Mined on 15th July 1916.
H4 May/June 1915 Sold in November 1921.
H5 May/June 1915 Sunk while on patrol eight miles off Caernarfon, H5 had been rammed by British Cargo Ship SS Rutherglen 2nd March 1918 thinking it was a U-Boat. H5 was struck in front of its Conning tower and sunk with the loss of the entire crew.  U-5  was one of the first wrecks to be given official war grave status.
H6 (became Dutch O8) May/June 1915 Interned in 1916. and bought by the Dutch in Feb 1916 renamed O8
H7 May/June 1915 Sold in November 1921.
H8 May/June 1915 Sold in November 1921.
H9 May/June 1915 Sold in November 1921.
H10 May/June 1915 Lost on 19th January 1918 for reasons unknown.
H11 Completed 1917 Held up by the US Government until the USA joined WW1 in 1917. Scrapped in 1921.
H12 Completed 1917 Held up by the US Government until the USA joined WW1 in 1917. Scrapped in 1922.
H13  (becoming Chillian Guacolda) Completed 1917 Held up by the US Government until the USA joined WW1 in 1917. Transferred to Chile in 1917. Broken up 1949
H14  (becoming CH.14) Completed 1917 Held up by the US Government until the USA joined WW1 in 1917. Transferred to Canada June 1919 as Ch14 finally scrapped 1925
H15 (becoming CH.15) Completed 1917 Held up by the US Government until the USA joined WW1 in 1917. Transferred to .Canada June 1919 as CH15 finally scrapped 1925
H16 (Becoming Tegualda) Completed 1917 Held up by the US Government until the USA joined WW1 in 1917. Transferred to Chile 3rd July 1917. broken up 1945
H17 (Becoming Rucumilla) Completed 1917 Held up by the US Government until the USA joined WW1 in 1917. Transferred to Chile on 3 July 1917.  Sunk in a accident, with the loss of all crew, raised and back in service until Broken up 1945
H18 (Becoming Quidora) Completed 1917 Held up by the US Government until the USA joined WW1 in 1917. Transferred to Chile on 3 July 1917. Broken up 1945
H19  (Becoming Fresia) Completed 1917 Held up by the US Government until the USA joined WW1 in 1917. Transferred to Chile on 3 July 1917. Broken up 1953
H20  (Becoming Gaula Completed 1917 Held up by the US Government until the USA joined WW1 in 1917. Transferred to Chile on 3 July 1917. Broken up 1953
H21   Built by Vickers 20th October 1917 Sold for Breaking up July 1926
H22 Built by Vickers 14th November 1917 Sold for Breaking up February 1929
H23 Built by Vickers 29th January 1918 Sold for Breaking up May 1934
H24 Built by Vickers 14th November 1917 Scrapped May 1934
H25 Built by Vickers 27th April 1918 Sold to the Breakers 1929
H26 Built by Vickers 15th November 1917 Sold to the Breakers April 1928
H27 Built by Vickers 25th September 1918 Sold to the Breakers August 1935
H28 Built by Vickers 12th March 1918 Sold on 18th August 1944 to be scrapped at Troon.
H29 Built by Vickers 8th June 1918 Foundered in Dock  9th August 1926 sold to the Breakers August 1935
H30 Built by Vickers 9th May 1918 Sold to the breakers August 1935
H31 Built by Vickers 16th November 1918 Lost on 18th October 1940. sunk by German patrol vessels off the Dutch Coast
H32 Built by Vickers 19th November 1918 Sold on 18th October 1944 to be scrapped at Troon.
H33 Built by Cammell Laird 24th August 1918 Scrapped in October 1944 at Troon.
H34 5th November 1918 Scrapped in July 1945 at Troon.
H42 Built by Armstrong 21st October 1918 Sunk in Collision 23rd February 1922
H43 3rd February 1919 Scrapped in November 1944 at Troon.
H44 17th February 1919 Scrapped in February 1945 at Troon.
H47 Built by Beardmore 19th November 1918  Sunk in Collision 9th July 1929
H48 Built by Beardmore 31st March `1919 Sold to the Breakers August 1935
H49 15th July 1919 Lost on 18th October 1940. sunk by German patrol vessels off the Dutch Coast
H50 25th October 1919 Scrapped in July 1945 at Troon.
H51 Built at Pembroke Dockyard 15th November 1918 Sold to the Breakers June 1924
H52 Built at Pembroke Dockyard Sold to the Breakers November 1927
R Class Submarines                  View Class
R1 25th april 1918 Broken Up January 1923
R2 25th April 1918 Broken Up February 1923
R3 8th June 1918 Broken Up February 1923
R4 8th June 1918 Broken Up May 1934
R7 14th May 1918 Broken Up February 1923
R8 28th June 1918 Broken Up February 1923
R9 12th August 1918 Broken Up February 1923
R10 5th October 1918 Broken Up February 1923
R11 16th March 1918 Broken Up February 1923
R12 9th April 1918 Sold February 1923
L Class                          View 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 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

Submarines from 1918 Onward

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Name of Ship Launch Date Fate
X1

X1 pictured c.1925.

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X1From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

X 1.

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X1, 1931.

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X1From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

HM North Polar Expeditionary Submarine Nautilus at Plymouth on June 26th 1931. 

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Oberon 24th September 1926 Scrapped in August 1945 at Rosyth.
Oxley Class                            View Class
Otway 7th September 1926 Served in the Royal Australian Navy from 1927-31. Finally scrapped in September 1945 at Inverkeithing.
Oxley 29th June 1926 Served in the Royal Australian Navy from 1927-31. Lost on the 10th September 1939.
Odin Class                          View Class
Odin 5th May 1928 Lost on 14th June 1940.
Olympus 11th December 1928 Lost on 8th May 1942.
Orpheus 26th February 1929 Lost on 27th June 1940.
Osiris 19th May 1928 Scrapped in September 1946 at Durban.
Oswald 19th June 1928 Lost on 1st August 1940.
Otus 31st August 1928 Scuttled in September 1946 off the coast of Durban.
Parthian Class                             View Class
Parthian 22nd June 1929 Lost on 11th August 1943.
Perseus 22nd May 1929 Lost on 1st December 1941.
Phoenix 3rd October 1929 Lost on 17th July 1940.
Poseidon 21st June 1929 Lost on 9th June 1931.
Proteus 23rd July 1929 Scrapped in March 1946 at Troon.
Pandora 22nd August 1929 Lost on 31st March 1942, later salvaged and then scrapped 1955.
Rainbow Class                             View Class
Rainbow 14th May 1930 Lost on 19th October 1940.
Regent 11th June 1930 Lost 16th April 1943.
Regulus 11th June 1930 Lost 6th December 1940.
Rover 11th June 1930 Sold in July 1946 and scrapped at Durban.
Thames Class                           View Class
Thames 26th January 1932 Lost on 23rd July 1940.
Severn 16th January 1934 Scrapped in 1946 at Bombay.
Clyde 15th March 1934 Sold on 30th July 1946 an scrapped at Durban.
 
Porpoise 30th August 1932 Lost on 19th January 1945.
Grampus Class                           View Class
Grampus 25th February 1936 Lost on 24th June 1940.
Narwhal 29th August 1935 Lost in July 1940.
Rorqual 21st July 1936 Scrapped on 17th March 1946 at Newport.
Cachalot 2nd December 1937 Lost on 4th August 1941.
Seal 27th September 1938 Captured by the German Navy on 5th May 1940 and renamed UBA. She was scuttled on 3rd May 1945.
Swordfish Class                         View Class
Sturgeon 8th January 1932 Served with the Netherlands Nay from 1943-45 before being scrapped in 1947 at Granton.
Swordfish 10th November 1931 Lost on 16th November 1940.
Starfish 14th March 1933 Lost on 9th January 1940.
Seahorse 15th November 1932 Lost on 7th January 1940.
Shark Class                          View Class
Sealion 16th March 1934 Used as a target in March 1945.
Shark 31st May 1934 Lost on 6th June 1940.
Salmon 30th April 1934 Lost on 9th June 1940.
Snapper 25th October 1934 Lost on 12th February 1941.
Seawolf 28th November 1935 Sold in Canada in November 1945.
Spearfish 21st April 1936 Believed sunk by U-34 on 2nd August 1940. (Information from D Morgan)
Sunfish 30th September 1936 Served as a Russian sub (B1) in 1944 and lost on 27th July 1944.
Sterlet 22nd September 1937 Lost 18th April 1940.
Triton Class                               View Class
Triton 5th October 1937 Lost on 18th December 1940.
Thetis

(renamed Thunderbolt)

29th June 1938 Lost on 1st July 1939 but salvaged and repaired then renamed as Thunderbolt. She was again lost on 13th March 1943.
Tribune 8th December 1938 Scrapped in July 1947 at Milford Haven.
Trident 7th December 1938 Scrapped in February 1946 at Newport.
Triumph 16th February 1938 Lost on 14th January 1942.
Taku 20th May 1939 Scrapped in November 1946 at Llanelly.
Tarpon 17th October 1939 Lost on 14th April 1940.
Thistle 25th October 1938 Lost on 10th April 1940.
Tigris 31st October 1939 Lost on 10th March 1943.
Triad 5th May 1939 Lost on 20th October 1940.
Truant 5th May 1939 Wrecked in December 1946 while en-route to the breakers.
Tuna 10th May 1940 Scrapped in June 1946 at Briton Ferry.
Talisman 29th January 1940 Lost on 18th September 1942.
Tetrarch 14th November 1939 Lost on 2nd November 1941.
Torbay 9th April 1940 Scrapped in March 1947 at Briton Ferry.
Tempest Class                            View Class
Tempest 10th June 1941 Lost on 13th February 1942.
Thorn 18th March 1941 Lost on 6th August 1942.
Thrasher 28th November 1940 Scrapped in March 1947 at Briton Ferry.
Traveller 27th August 1941 Lost on 12th December 1942.
Trooper 5th March 1942 Lost on 17th October 1943.
Trusty 14th March 1941 Scrapped in July 1947 at Milford Haven.
Turbulent 12th May 1941 Lost on 23rd March 1943.
Tactician 29th /July 1942 Scrapped in December 1963 at Newport.
Taurus 27th June 1942 Served in the Netherlands Navy from 1948-53 and was then scrapped in April 1960 at Dunston.
Templar 26th October 1942 Scrapped on 17th July 1959 at Troon.
Trespasser 29th May 1942 Scrapped on 26th September 1961 at Gateshead.
Truculent 12th September 1942 Lost on 12th January 1950 salvaged in March 1950 and then scrapped in September 1950 at Grays.
Tally-Ho 23rd December 1942 Scrapped in February 1967 at Briton Ferry.
Tantalus 24th February 1943 Scrapped in November 1950 at Milford Haven.
Tantivy 6th April 1943 Used as a target in 1951.
Taciturn Class                           View Class
Taciturn 7th June 1944 Scrapped in August 1971 at Briton Ferry.
Tabard 21st November 1945 Unknown
Thule 22nd October 1942 Scrapped on 14th September 1962 at Inverkeithing.
Tireless 19th March 1943 Scrapped in 1968 at Newport.
Token 19th March 1943 Scrapped in March 1970 at Cairn Ryan.
Tudor 23rd September 1942 Scrapped in July 1963 at Faslane.
Talent 17th July 1943 Served with the Netherlands Navy as Zwaardvisch in 1944.
Telemachus 19th June 1943 Scrapped 25th August 1961 at Charlestown.
Terrapin 31st August 1943 Deemed a constructive loss in May 1945 she was scrapped one year later at Troon.
Thorough 30th October 1943 Scrapped in July 1961 at Dunston.
Tiptoe 25th February 1944 Laid up at Portsmouth in 1972 and broken up in 1979.
Totem 28th September 1943 Served in Israeli Navy as Dakar in 1967 and was lost in January 1968.
Tradewind 11th December 1943 Scrapped on 14th December 1955 at Charlestown
Trenchant 24th March 1943 Scrapped in July 1963 at Faslane.
Trump 25th March 1944 Scrapped in August 1971 at Newport.
Truncheon 22nd February 1944 Served in Israeli Navy as Dolphin in January 1968.
Tapir 21st August 1944 Served with the Netherlands Navy as Zeehond from 1948-53. Eventually scrapped in December 1966 at Faslane.
Tarn 29th November 1944 Served with the Netherlands Navy as Tijgerhaai in 1945.
Tasman (renamed Talent) 13th February 1945 Renamed Talent in 1945.
Teredo 27th April 1945 Scrapped in June 1965 at Briton Ferry.
Thermopylae 27th June 1945 Scrapped in July 1970 at Troon.
Turpin 5th August 1944 Sold to Israel in 1965. Renamed Leviathan.  Scrapped 1975.
Undine Class                    View Class
Undine 5th October 1937 Lost on 7th January 1940.
Unity 16th February 1938 Lost on 29th April 1940.
Ursula 16th February 1938 Served with Russian Navy as B4 from 1944-49. Eventually scrapped in May 1950 at Grangemouth.
Seraph (S) Class                       View Class
Safari 18th November 1941 Lost on 1st August 1946.
Sahib 19th January 1942 Sunk on 24th April 1943 by Italian naval ships.
Saracen 16th February 1942 Sunk on 14th August 1943 by Italian naval ships.
Satyr 28th September 1942 Transferred to France in 1951/2 and renamed Saphir. Sold for scrapping in 1962.
Sceptre 9th January 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
P222 20th September 1941 Sunk on 12th December 1942  by Italian naval ships.
Sea Dog 11th June 1942 Sold for scrapping in 1948.
Sea Nymph 29th July 1942 Sold for scrapping in 1948.
Sea Rover 18th February 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
Seraph 25th October 1941 Sold for scrapping in 1965.
Shakespeare 8th December 1942 Sold for scrapping in 1946.
Sibyl 29th April 1942 Sold for scrapping in 1948.
Sickle 27th August 1942 Sunk on 14th June 1944 possibly by mines.
Simoom 12th October 1942 Sunk on 15th November 1943 possibly by mines.
Sirdar 26th March 1943 Transferred to France in 1951/2 and renamed Sirene. Sold for scrapping in 1965.
Spiteful 5th June 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1963.
Splendid 19th January 1942 Sunk on 21st April 1943 by a German destroyer.
Sportsman 17th April 1942 Transferred to France in 1951/2 and renamed Sibylle. Lost on 24th September 1952.
Scotsman 18th August 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1964.
Scythian 14th April 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1960.
Sea Devil 30th January 1945 Sold for scrapping in 1965.
Shalimar 22nd April 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1950.
Spark 28th December 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
Spirit 20th July 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1950.
Statesman 14th September 1943 Transferred to France in 1951/2 and renamed Sultane. Sold for scrapping in 1961.
Stoic 9th April 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1950.
Stonehenge 23rd March 1943 Sunk on 20th March 1944 the reason for which is unknown.
Storm 18th May 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
Strategem 21st June 1943 Sunk on 22nd November 1944 by a Japanese destroyer.
Strongbow 30th August 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1946.
Stubborn 11th November 1942 Used as a target and sunk in 1946.
Surf 10th December 1942 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
Syrtis 4th February 1943 Sunk on 28th March 1944 possibly by mines.

Subtle (S) Class                         View Class

Sea Scout 24th March 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1966.
Selene 24th April 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1961.
Seneschal 23rd April 1945 Sold for scrapping in 1960.
Sentinel 27th July 1945 Sold for scrapping in 1962.
Sidon 4th September 1944 Used as a target after an explosion on 16th June 1955.
Sleuth 6th July 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1958.
Solent 8th June 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1961.
Spearhead 2nd October 1944 Transferred to Portugal in 1948 and renamed Neptuno.
Springer 14th May 1945 Transferred to Israel in 1958 and renamed Tanin.
Sturdy 30th September 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1958.
Stygian 30th November 1943 Sold for scrapping in 1949.
Subtle 27th January 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1959.
Supreme 24th February 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1950.
Saga 14th March 1945 Transferred to Portugal in 1948 and renamed Nautilo.
Sanguine 15th February 1945 Transferred to Israel in 1958 and renamed Rahav.
Scorcher 18th December 1944 Sold for scrapping in 1962.
Spur 17th November 1944 Transferred to Portugal in 1948 and renamed Narval.
Umpire Class                     View Class
Umpire 30th December 1940 Lost on 19th July 1941.
Una 10th June 1941 Sold for scrapping on 11th April 1949 at Llanelly.
Unbeaten 9th July 1940 Lost on 11th November 1942.
Undaunted 20th August 1940 Lost on 13th May 1941.
Union 1st October 1940 Lost on 22nd July 1941.
Unique 6th June 1940 Lost on 24th October 1942.
Upholder 8th July 1940 Lost on 14th April 1942.
Upright 21st April 1940 Scrapped in March 1946 at Troon.
Urchin 30th September 1940 Served in Polish Navy as Sokol from January 1941 -1946. Eventually scrapped in 1949.
Urge 19th August 1940 Lost on 28th April 1942.
Usk 7th June 1940 Lost on 3rd May 1941.
Utmost 20th April 1940 Lost on 24th November 1942.
Uproar 27th November 1940 Scrapped in February 1946 at Inverkeithing.
Ultimatum 11th February 1941 Sold on 23rd December 1949 and subsequently scrapped at Port Glasgow.
Umbra 15th March 1941 Scrapped in July 1946 at Blyth.
Unbending 12th May 1941 Scrapped in May 1950 at Tyne.
Uredd 24th August 1941 Served with Norwegian Navy in 1941. Lost on 10th February 1943.
Unbroken 4th November 1941 Served with Russian Navy as B2 from 1944-49. Eventually scrapped in May 1950 at Gateshead.
Unison 5th November 1941 Served with Russian Navy as B3 from 1944-49. Eventually scrapped in May 1950 at Stockton.
United 18th December 1941 Scrapped on 12th February 1946 at Troon.
Unrivalled 16th February 1942 Scrapped in January 1946 at Troon.
Unruffled 19th December 1941 Scrapped in January 1946 at Troon.
Unruly 28th July 1942 Scrapped in February 1946 at Inverkeithing.
Unseen 16th April 1942 Scrapped in September 1949 at Hayle.
Ultor 12th October 1942 Scrapped in January 1946 at Briton Ferry.
Unshaken 17th February 1942 Scrapped in March 1946 at Troon.
Unsparing 28th July 1942 Scrapped on 14th February 1946 at Inverkeithing.
Usurper 24th September 1942 Lost on 3rd October 1943.
Universal 10th November 1942 Scrapped in June 1946 at Milford Haven.
Untiring 20th January 1943 Served with the Hellenic Navy as Amfitriti from 1945-52. Used as target practice and sunk on 25th July 1957.
Varangian 4th March 1943 Scrapped in June 1949 at Gateshead.
Uther 6th April 1943 Scrapped in April 1950 at Hayle.
Unswerving 2nd June 1943 Scrapped in July 1949 at Newport.
Vandal 23rd November 1942 Lost on 24th February 1943.
Upstart 24th November 1942 Served with the Hellenic Navy as Xifias from 1945-52. Used as a target and sunk on 29th July 1957.
Varne  22nd January 1943 Served with the Norwegian Navy as Ula in 1943.
Vox 23rd January 1943 Served with the French Navy as Curie from 1943-46. Renamed to P67 in 1946 until eventually scrapped in May 1949 at Milford Haven.

Vampire  Class                     View Class

Upshot 24th February 1944 Scrapped in November 1949 at Preston.
Urtica 23rd March 1944 Scrapped in March 1950 at Milford Haven.
Vagabond 19th September 1944 Scrapped in January 1950 at Newport.
Vampire 20th July 1943 Scrapped in March 1950 at Gateshead.
Variance 22nd May 1944 Served with the Norwegian Navy as Utsira in 1944.
Varne 24th February 1944 Scrapped in September 1958 at Troon.
Veldt 19th July 1943 Served with the Hellenic Navy as Pipinos from 1943-57. Eventually scrapped in February 1958 at Dunston.
Vengeful 20th July 1944 Served with the Hellenic Navy as Delfin from 1944-57. Eventually scrapped in March 1958 at Gateshead.
Venturer 4th May 1943 Served with the Norwegian Navy as Utstein in 1946.
Vigorous 15th October 1943 Sold for scrapping on 23rd December 1949.
Viking 5th May 1943 Served with the Norwegian Navy as Utvaer in 1946.
Vineyard 8th May 1944 Served with the French Navy from 1944-47. Eventually scrapped in June 1950 at Charlestown.
Virtue 29th November 1943 Scrapped in May 1946 at Cochin.
Virulent 23rd May 1944 Served with the Hellenic Navy as Argonaftis from 1946-58. Eventually scrapped in April 1961 at Pasajes.
Visigoth 30th November 1943 Scrapped in April 1950 at Hayle.
Vivid 15th September 1943 Scrapped in October 1950 at Faslane.
Volatile 20th June 1944 Served with the Hellenic Navy as Triaina from 1946-58. Eventually scrapped in December 1958 at Dunston.
Voracious 11th November 1943 Scrapped in May 1946 at Cochin.
Vortex 19th August 1944 Served with the French Navy as Morse from 1944-47. Served with the Danish Navy as Saelen from 1947-58. Eventually scrapped in August 1958 at Faslane.
Votary  21st August 1944 Served with the Norwegian Navy as Uthaug in 1946.
Vox 28th September 1943 Scrapped in May 1946 at Cochin.
Vulpine 28th December 1943 Served with the Danish Navy as Storen from 1947-58. Eventually scrapped in June 1959 at Faslane.
P611 Class
P611 (ex Oruc Reis) 19th July 1940 Transferred to Turkey in 1942 when she reverted to her original name.
P612 (ex Murat Reis) 20th July 1940 Transferred to Turkey in 1942 when she reverted to her original name.
P613 (ex Burak Reis) 19th October 1940 Transferred to Turkey in 1945 when she reverted to her original name.
P614 (ex Uluc Ali Reis) 1st November 1940 Sunk by U123 on 18th April 1943.
Acheron Class  (also Modernised A Class)                      View Class
Acheron 25th March 1947 Scrapped in 1972 at Newport.
Aeneas 25th October 1945 Broken up 1974
Affray 12th April 1945 Lost on 16th April 1951.
Alaric 18th February 1946 Scrapped in July 1971 at Inverkeithing.
Alcide 12th April 1945 Unknown.
Alderney 25th June 1945 Unknown.
Alliance 28th June 1945 Unknown.
Ambush  24th September 1945 Scrapped in July 1971 at Inverkeithing.
Anchorite  (became Amphion) 22nd January 1946 Scrapped in August 1970 at Troon.
Amphion  (became Anchorite) 31st August 1944 Scrapped in July 1971 at Inverkeithing.
Andrew 6th April 1946 Unknown.
Artemis 26th August 1946 Sold for scrap in 1972.
Artful 22nd May 1947 Scrapped 1972
Astute 30th January 1945 Scrapped in October 1970 at Dunston.
Auriga 29th March 1945 Unknown.
Aurochs 8th July 1945 Scrapped in February 1967 at Troon.
Explorer Class
Explorer 5th March 1954 Broken Up 1965
Excalibur 25th February Broken Up 1970

Excalibur.  Sent in by Terence Malone.  

Stickleback Class
Stickleback 1st October 1954 Preserved in 1977
Shrimp 30th December 1954 Broken Up 1965
Sprat 1st March 1955 Broken Up 1966
Minnow 5th May 1955 Broken Up 1966
Porpoise Class          View Class
Porpoise 25th April 1956 Sunk as target 1985
Rorqual  5th December 1956 Broken Up 1977
Narwhal 25th October 1957 Sunk as target 3rd August 1983
Grampus 30th May 1957 Broken Up 1980
Finwhale 21st July 1959 Broken Up 1988
Cachalot 11th December 1957 Broken Up 1980
Sealion 31st December 1959 Broken Up 1990
Walrus 22nd September 1959 Sold 1987
 
Dreadnought 21st October 1960 For Disposal 1982

HMS Dreadnought, September 1963.

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Oberon Class                View Class
Oberon 18th July 1959 Sold 1987
Odin 4th November 1960 Broken Up 1991
Orpheus 17th November 1959 Harbour Service 1987, Broken Up 1994
Olympus 14th June 1961  To Canada 1989
Osiris 29th November 1962 Broken Up 1993
Onslaught 24th September 1960 Broken Up 1991
Otter 15th May 1960 Sold 1992
Oracle 26th September 1961 Sold 1992
Ocelot 5th May 1962 Preserved 1992
Otus 17th October 1962 Sold 1992
Opossum 23rd May 1963 For Disposal 1994
Onyx (i) -------------- Bought on Stocks by Canada 1963
Opportune 14th February 1964 Sold 1992
Onyx (ii) 18th August 1966 Broken Up 1992
Valiant Class                   View Class
Valiant 3rd December 1963 For Disposal 1992
Warspite 25th September 1965 For Disposal 1990
Churchill 20th December 1968 For Disposal 1991
Conqueror 28th August 1969 For Disposal 1990
Courageous  7th March 1970 For Disposal 1992
Resolution Class                    View Class
Resolution 15th September 1966 For Disposal 1994
Repulse 4th November 1967 Extant 1995
Renown 25th February 1967 Extant 1995
Revenge 15th March 1968 For Disposal 1992
Swiftsure Class              View Class
Swiftsure 7th September 1971 For Disposal 1992
Sovereign 17th February 1973 Extant 1995
Superb 30th November 1974 Extant 1995
Sceptre 20th November 1976 Extant 1995
Spartan 7th April 1978 Extant 1995
Splendid 5th October 1979 Extant 1995
Trafalgar Class                View Class
Trafalgar 1st July 1981 Extant 1995
Turbulent 1st December 1982 Extant 1995
Tireless 17th March 1984 Extant 1995
Torbay 8th March 1985 Extant 1995
Trenchant 3rd November 1986 Extant 1995
Talent 15th April 1988 Extant 1995
Triumph 12th October 1991 Extant 1995
Upholder Class
Upholder 2nd December 1986 Handed over to Canada, 2nd October 2004.  Renamed HMCS Chicoutimi.  Damaged by fire in Irish Sea days later.
Unseen 14th November 1989 For Disposal 1995
Ursula 28th February 1991 For Disposal 1995

S42 HMS Ursula.

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HMS Ursula.

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S42 HMS Ursula at Malta.

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Unicorn 16th April 1992 For Disposal 1995
Vanguard Class        View Class
Vanguard (S28) 4th March 1992 In service 2004
Victorious (S29) 29th September 1993 In service 2004
Vigilant (S30) 1998 In service 2004
Vengeance (S31) 1999 In service 2004
 

British Submarines.  Photo published 1915.  Sent in by George Needham

4 Boats and their supply ship :  R2, R3, E54 and the H31.

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HMS Graph formerly a German U-boat U570 she was captured by the British on 28th August 1941. 

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