Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: C
Fate: Submarine C31 was sent to the area off Zeebrugge in Belgium for a two-day patrol on the 4th January 1915 with orders to report at Harwich on the 7th. Nothing more was heard from C31 and on the 10th and 11th January two destroyers (Lurcher and Firedrake) attempted to find out what had happened but were thwarted by the stormy weather prevailing.

It was thought that the submarine had been sunk by enemy patrol craft but it may well have been mined. The date of the loss of C31 is accepted as being Thursday 7th January 1915.
HMS C31 and C32
HMS C31 and C32

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HMS C31 and C32
HMS C31 and C32

Roll of Honour

W W Austin  Stoker Petty Officer
Borrowes  Lieutenant
G A Bourne  Able Seaman
Burns  Able Seaman
KMG Campbell  Sub-Lieutenant
Clemmet  Engine Room Artificer
W J Cobb  Able Seaman
Dronfield  Able Seaman
J P Fitzgerald  Leading Seaman
W G Lynham  Engine Room Artificer
W J Monk  Stoker
Nash  Leading Stoker
Pilkington  Lieutenant
W J Tregillis  Petty Officer
WJS Wearne  Signalman
F S Williams  Stoker


07-01-1909 : Laid Down
02-09-1909 : Launched
19-11-1909 : Completed
04-01-1915 : C31 sailed from Dover to patrol off Zeebrugge. The submarine was due to arrive at Harwich on 7th January, which she failed to do. No further contact was made and a search conducted by the Destroyers Lercher and Firedrake and the Royal Navy Air Service failed to locate the submarine or any survivors.


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