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C25

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: C
Fate: Scrapped in December 1921
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On 6 July 1918, a squadron of German seaplanes returning from a daylight raid on Lowestoft and Walmer, caught a Harwich-based British C-class submarine napping on the surface. When the boat was eventually towed into port she was literally a bloody shambles, her captain and nearly half her crew were dead and several others wounded. Yet, even this tragic event had its share of heroism
 

Events

27-02-1908 : Laid Down
10-03-1909 : Launched
28-05-1909 : Completed
06-07-1918 : A squadron of German seaplanes returning from a daylight raid on Lowestoft and Walmer, caught a Harwich-based British C-class submarine napping on the surface. When the boat was eventually towed into port she was literally a bloody shambles

The Commanding Officer and 3 crew members were killed. Another submarine came to their assistance, both boats were eventually saved by HMS Lurcher.


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Able seaman George Sidney Hamilton was my Great Grandfather, I was left his medals and other pictures and things by my late Grandfather. I believe he may have been one of those who were initially on the conning tower of the vessel whenot it came under attack.
   Paul campling  Mon, 28 Mar 2016
Paul
One Able Seaman (who was the Lewis Gunner) was killed on the Bridge and an Able Seaman was killed in the Conning Tower. I don't know which one was which but your GGF may well have been on the Bridge. The others killed were the Commanding Officer, the Coxswain, a Leading Seaman and the Signalman
   barrie Downer Mon, 4 Apr 2016

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