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Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: G2
Fate: Submarine G8 sailed on a North Sea patrol in January 1918 and failed to return. It is believed that she was lost in a German minefield on or about 14th January 1918.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Armstrong, Philip Furlong  Sub Lieutenant      20
Belcham, William Albert  Stoker 1st Class  K 24749    22
RN DoB 28/09/1895. Actual 28/09/1893
Bones, William Charles  Leading Signalman  J 14924    22
Brown, Henry Samuel  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  M 5743    26
Chick, William Henry  Able Seaman  235114    27
RN DoB 02/04/1890. Actual 02/11/1889
Darton, Joseph Henry  Petty Officer  J 7947    24
Dewsbury, Percy William  Chief Engine Room Artificer (RNR)  EA 1089  MID  33
Goldsmith, William Charles  Petty Officer  216889    33
Graham, Malise Stewart  Sub Lieutenant     
died 22/06/1917 after accidentally falling overboard while on patrol in the North Sea
Harris, Alfred Sydney  Able Seaman  J15031    22
Harris, Thomas George  Able Seaman  J 15715    23
Jacobs, Thomas Pollard  Leading Stoker  K 6499    26
RN DoB 21/04/1891. Actual 21/04/1890
Kempster, Percy John  Petty Officer  8252  DSM  34
Kendall, William  Leading Seaman  J8926  DSM  24
Knapp, Henry John  Boy Telegraphist  J 49604    17
Lowe, Henry  Leading Telegraphist  J 21234    20
McCartney, Daniel  Leading Stoker  K 3632    27
RN DoB 11/09/1890. Actual 11/03/1892
Neate, George  Stoker 1st Class  K 19355    24
Orchard, Arthur Percy  Stoker 1st Class  K 15239    24
At birth Orchard, Arthur Frederick Percy Served as Orchard, Arthur Percy
Rook, William George  Stoker 1st Class  K 12650    25
Sadler, Richard Hugh Whistler  Leading Seaman  225079    30
RN DoB 02/06/1887. Actual 02/06/1888
Shaw, Arthur James  Able Seaman  J 7836    25
Short, John  Able Seaman  J 24384    21
Simpson, Frank  Able Seaman  J 31130    21
Stennett, Joseph Henry  Stoker 1st Class  K 22930    22
Sutton, Edward Frederick Cowley  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  346054  DSM*  35
RN DoB 22/02/1882. Actual 02/02/1884
Tryon, John Francis  Lieutenant      26
Commanding Officer
Uings, James Arthur  Leading Seaman  J 1496    27
Watson, John Galloway  Temporary Lieutenant (RNR)      28
Watts, Henry  Stoker Petty Officer  K 301  DSM  28
RN DoB 11/05/1889. Actual 11/05/1891
Winchcomb, Frederick John  Stoker 1st Class  K 14708    24
Wise, William John  Stoker 1st Class  K17130    23
RN DoB 03/11/1894. Actual 03/05/1895
Young, Charles William  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  M 3109    28


18-12-1914 : Laid Down
01-05-1916 : Launched
30-06-1916 : Completed
14-01-1918 : Whilst on a North Sea patrol in it is believed that G8 was lost in a German minefield on or about this date.

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Sea War Museum Jutland, Denmark, has found the submarine in Skagerrak in 2019. It lies at a depth of 100 meters with the bow pointing towards Tees, indicating that it was heading home, when it sank.
The wreck is heavily corroded, and in several places it is possible to look into the submarine. There are no signs of damage due to mine explosion or the like, and the depth rudders point strongly upwards. This suggest that the submarine was hit by some kind of accident, and that the commander in vain tried to sail it to the surface.

   Knud Jakobsen Thu, 1 Aug 2019

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