Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: C
Fate: On 4th August 1915 Submarine C33 was operating in the North Sea in conjunction with the trawler Malta in an operation against the U-Boats. In the early evening the two vessels parted company. After a wireless message later the same evening nothing more was heard from C33. It is believed that the Submarine strayed into a minefield, hit a mine and was lost with all hands.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Alexander, Alfred  Petty Officer  208184    31
Bennett, Ernest Granville  Signalman  J 7122    21
Bishop, Arthur Godfrey  Gunner 3rd Officer      28
Black, Henry Percival  Leading Seaman  218260    29
Buchanan, Colin James  Sub Lieutenant (RNR)      24
Carter, Gerald Ernest Berkeley  Lieutenant      29
Commanding Officer
Clark, William  Able Seaman  225354    29
Duncan, William Charles  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  272147    31
Green, Leonard  Able Seaman  235395    25
Heath, George  Stoker 1st Class  297419    36
Hill, Albert William  Able Seaman  223692    30
Hocking, Godfrey William  Leading Seaman  224194    27
Hunt, Alfred  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  M 411    29
Lashbrook, William Thomas  Leading Stoker  309014    28
Saunders, Edward  Stoker 1st Class  K 7114    23
RN DoB 29/12/1891. Actual DoB 29/12/1892. At birth Saunders, Edward Bray Served as Saunders, Edward.
Wharton, Clarence John  Able Seaman  J 5326    23
Windebank, William David  Leading Stoker  311130    26


29-03-1909 : Laid Down
10-05-1910 : Launched
13-08-1910 : Completed
04-09-1915 : HMS C33 had been operating with the trawler Malta in an attempt to entice German submarines into attacking the trawler. C33 would be towed behind the trawler ready to attack any German vessel that closed to take a look

Having completed the patrol C33 and Malta parted company at 2015. The last contact with the submarine was a wireless message at 2150. No further contact was made and a search failed to locate any wreckage or survivors. The Germans made no claims for her sinking and it is therefore believed that the submarine must have hit a mine.


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