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Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: C
Fate: On 29th August 1915 Submarine C29 (Lieutenant Commander William R Schofield) ran into an unknown mine field off of the Humber and the submarine was lost with all hands. C29 was working with the trawler Ariadne in an operation against U-Boats. At the time, C29 was being towed whilst dived and was in contact with the Ariadne when the mine exploded.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Ahern, Andrew  Able Seaman  208176    31
Bignell, Frederick Walter  Stoker Petty Officer  308618    28
At birth Bignell, Frederick Arthur Served as Bignell, Frederick Walter.
Chambers, Frederick Gordon  Leading Stoker  363343    28
Darby, Edward James  Able Seaman  J9319    22
Evans, Tim Evelyn  Sub Lieutenant      21
Faux, William Henry  Leading Stoker  291558    40
RN DoB 15/03/1875. Actual 15/03/1874
Gibson, Robert Christopher  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  271389    34
Hobbs, Charles Ernest  Able Seaman  J 6420    23
Johnston, John  Stoker 1st Class  K 16414    20
Lane, George Ernest  Able Seaman  J 9657    22
Moore, Frederick George  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  M 11984    23
Mullins, Thomas Reginald  Able Seaman  216637    29
Norris, Louis George  Petty Officer  212080    30
Schofield, William Richard  Lieutenant      27
Commanding Officer
Sinclair, Archibald McVicar  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  271726    34
Smith, Arthur Henry  Leading Seaman  227702    27
Watson, Harold Frederick  Boy Telegraphist  J 31341    17


04-06-1908 : Laid Down
19-06-1909 : Launched
17-09-1909 : Completed
29-09-1915 : HMS C29 and the trawler Ariadne were carrying out anti U-boat duties off the Outer Dowsing Light Vessel off the Humber in the North Sea. The submarine was under tow and in telephone contact with the trawler when a mine exploded. The loss of C29 brought an end to trawler/submarine operations.

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There is a rather attractive stained glass window commemorating S/L Evans in Holy Trinity Church in Northwood.
   Rob Cantrill Fri, 25 Feb 2022

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