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D2

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: D
Fate: Sunk on 25th November 1914 by a German patrol boat off Borkum Island.
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On the night of 22nd November 1914 the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Arthur George Jameson was washed overboard in rough weather and drowned. After returning to harbour Lieutenant Commander Clement G W Head was appointed 'in Command' as his replacement.

On the 24th November Submarine D2 sailed again from Harwich for a patrol off the German Coast. The Submarine did not return from patrol and was lost with all hands. It is believed that D2 was trapped in shallow water off the Ems estuary and was destroyed by German Patrol Craft.

Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Artis, Alfred  Stoker 1st Class  K 3712    27
Barnett, Alfred  Stoker 1st Class  310969    30
Bird, Herbert Charles James  Stoker 1st Class  K 5470    23
Coplestone, Frederick Lewis  Lieutenant Commander (Retired)      32
Cox, Samuel Ford  Able Seaman  239274    23
Dalton, George  Stoker Petty Officer  291703    34
Dawe, Charles Henry  Leading Seaman  221373    28
Fish, Frederick  Leading Stoker  283286    37
RN DoB 29/08/1877. Actual 28/10/1878
Head, Clement Gordon Wakefield  Lieutenant Commander (CO)      29
Hibbs, Fredrick  Petty Officer  212178    29
At birth Hibbs, Fred Served as Hibbs, Frederick.
Hiscock, Arthur  Petty Officer  191423  DSM  34
Hobson, George  Stoker 1st Class  K 2805    26
Jameson, Arthur George  Lieutenant Commander      31
Lost overboard 23/11/H5511914 MPD
Kemp, Frederick James  Stoker 1st Class  K 8777    30
Kennett, Thomas Edward  Able Seaman  196592    33
Kilburn, Charlie Edwards  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  M 848    29
At birth Kilburn, Charlie Edwards Served as Kilburn, Charlie Edward.
Killham, Edgar John  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  M 776    21
Lock, Walter Henry  Able Seaman  205253    31
Lumb, Joseph  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  M 1674    26
McDonald, William  Petty Officer  210701    30
Noyce, William Harry  Stoker  K 4834    26
Oakeley, Francis Eckley  Lieutenant      23
Peters, William Thomas  Leading Seaman  229227    27
Pethick, Eli  Able Seaman  J 1209    23
Rolfe, Charles Burt  Leading Seaman  226345    27
Smith, George William  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  271616    31
Wilkinson, Joseph  Telegraphist  J9962    20

Events

25-05-1908 : Launched
10-07-1909 : Laid Down
29-03-1911 : Completed
23-11-1914 : Lt Cdr Jameson was washed overboard from HMS D2 and drowned on 23 November 1914.
25-11-1914 : D2 put to sea on the 24th, under the command of Lieutenant Commander C Head. The submarine failed to return. It is believed that she was sunk on, or around, the 25th of November, following an encounter with a German Torpedo Boat.
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