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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.

Roll of Honour

A Artis  Stoker
A Barnett  Stoker
HCJ Bird  Stoker
F L Coplestone  Lieutenant Commander
G Dalton  Stoker Petty Officer
C H Dawe  Leading Seaman
F Fish  Leading Stoker
CGW Head  Lieutenant Commander
F Hibbs  Petty Officer
A Hiscock  Petty Officer DSM
F J Kemp  Stoker
T E Kennett  Able Seaman
W H Lock  Able Seaman
J Lumb  Engine Room Artificer
W H Mcdonald  Petty Officer DSM
W H Noyce  Stoker
F E Oakeley  Lieutenant
WTO Peters  Ordinary Seaman
E Pethick  Able Seaman
C Rolfe  Leading Seaman
G W Smith  Engine Room Artificer
J Wilkinson  Telegraphist

 

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.


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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