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A5

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: A Group 2
Fate: Finally broken up in 1920.

Roll of Honour

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

 
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HM Submarine A5 (Forgotten Submariners)Read
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.
 

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.


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