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

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Events

28-03-1915 : Laid Down
22-02-1916 : Launched
13-05-1916 : Completed
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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