HM SUBMARINE C11

POSITION...52 59 44N  001 34 60E

DEPTH.... 22mtrs

DATE OF LOSS....14/7/1909/..COLLISION WITH THE COLLIER EDDYSTONE

TYPE... C CLASS

BUILDER....VICKERS

LAID DOWN... 6/4/1906

COMMISSIONED... 3/9/1907

LENGTH... 43.6mtrs/ BEAM 4.11mtrs

PROPULSION... 1x VICKERS PETROL ENGINE/ 600hp

                       1x ELECTRIC MOTOR/ 200hp

                       1x PROP

SPEED... 12 KNOTS SURFACED/ 7 KNOTS SUBMERGED

COMPLEMENT...16

ARMAMENT... 2x18 inch TORPEDOES

PROFILE OF C CLASS
PLANS OF THE C CLASS

THE C 11 TODAY

 

The C11 is well sanded, she still retains her cigar like hull, prop and rudder still in situe.

 

LINK TO FOOTAGE OF THE WRECK BY ANDY JACKSON https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0iSG7ygynY

COPY OF THE ORIGINAL MEMORIUM CARD FOR THE LOSS OF THE C11 AND HER CREW, ONLY THREE CREW MEMBERS SURVIVED HER SINKING. THOSE LOST ARE LISTED ON THE ABOVE MEMORIUM CARD, THIRTEEN IN TOTAL.

C- CLASS SUBMARINES

 

The C class submarine marked the end of petrol engined submarines in the Royal Navy, all future naval subs were constructed and powered with the use of diesel engines.

In all 38 C class subs were built between 1905 and 1910.

 

Paul Hennessey

 

 

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