H.M.S. R 8 (1918)

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H.M.S. R 8 (1918)
Pendant Number: R.8[1]
Builder: Vickers[2]
Ordered: October, 1917[3]
Launched: 28 Jun, 1918[4]
Commissioned: Jul, 1918[5]
Sold: Feb, 1923[6]
H.M.S. R 8 was one of 10 submarines of the "R" class.

Service

At the end of 1920, all "R" class submarines other than R 4 were allocated to Group "K" of Reserve submarines at Portsmouth under the collective command of Lieutenant Vivian R. S. Bowlby, tenders to Dolphin.[7]

On 1 December, 1922, Lieutenant Gordon L. Ansell took over Group "K", which now had sent boats R 10-12 to join Group "L" with three "G" class submarines.[8]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. pp. 82, 91.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  3. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 21. p. 40.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  5. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 21. p. 40.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 93.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 851.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 797.
  9. Bowlby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/28. f.28.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 851.
  11. Bowlby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/28. f.28.

Bibliography


"R" Class Submarine
R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4 R 7
R 8 R 9 R 10 R 11 R 12
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