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G11

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: G
Fate: Ran aground and was wrecked off Howick, Northumberland, returning from Dogger Bank patrol in thick fog on 22nd November 1918. Two crew members lost.

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Sections of the submarine including tanks hatches and fittings can still be seen among the rocks at low water.

Events

28-03-1915 : Laid Down
22-02-1916 : Launched
13-05-1916 : Completed
23-10-1918 : The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Richard Douglas Sandford VC, died in hospital. He had been taken ill with typhoid fever and died in hospital in Yorkshire.

In April 1918 he was the Commanding Officer of Submarine C3 during the attack on Zeebrugge during which the viaduct was destroyed when the submarine was blown up underneath it.
22-11-1918 : G11 ran aground off Howick in Northumberland in adverse weather conditions (navigation having only been possible via dead reckoning)

As the crew abandoned ship, two men fell in the water. The body of Stoker Foster was never recovered but Tel Back was recovered and buried in St Peter's Longhoughton.

One further casualty, Lt Richard Sandford VC (who had been admitted to Eston hospital suffering from typhoid fever) died the day after learning his beloved submarine had been lost.
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