POSITION…52 59 44N 001 34 60E
DATE OF LOSS….14/7/1909/..COLLISION WITH THE COLLIER EDDYSTONE
TYPE… C CLASS
LAID DOWN… 6/4/1906
LENGTH… 43.6mtrs/ BEAM 4.11mtrs
PROPULSION… 1x VICKERS PETROL ENGINE/ 600hp
1x ELECTRIC MOTOR/ 200hp
SPEED… 12 KNOTS SURFACED/ 7 KNOTS SUBMERGED
ARMAMENT… 2×18 inch TORPEDOES
The C11 is well sanded, she still retains her cigar like hull, prop and rudder still in situe.
Footage of the wreck by Andy Jackson:
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.