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A5

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: A Group 2
Fate: Broken up in 1920.
The ill fated A5
The ill fated A5
A5
A5

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A5's refueling was completed at 0805. Approximately two hours later an explosion occurred inside A5 toward the stern, a second explosion some thirty minutes later followed this. The second explosion was located in the conning tower area. So great was the force of the explosions that members of the crew were actually blown out of the boat through the main hatch into the water. Subsequently two crew members were picked up by a tug.
 

Roll of Honour

Davis  Stoker
Goldthorpe  Leading Stoker
Manley  Petty Officer 1st Class Died of injuries at Haulbowline Hospital
W J Pryor  Petty Officer 1st Class Died of injuries at Haulbowline Hospital
Sinden  Chief Engine Room Artificer
F C Skinner  Lieutenant Promotion to Lieutenant 15-02-1905

Events

01-09-1903 : Laid Down
03-03-1904 : Launched
11-02-1905 : Completed
16-02-1905 : A5 experienced an internal petrol explosion shortly after refuelling from the depot ship HMS Hazard berthed in Queenstown, County Cork. The cause of the explosion was petrol fumes being ignited by a spark from the Main Motor Brushes.

Six of the crew were immediately killed by the explosion or died shortly afterward.
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