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H3

Built By: Vickers (Canada)
Build Group: H Group 1
Fate: Mined attempting to penetrate the Austrian anchorage at Cattaro in the Adriatic sea on 15th July 1916. Lost with all hands.

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Commissioning CO was Lt. M. Winser, RN and the 1st Lieut was Lt. Edward R. M. Lane, RN.

This Submarine was one of a Group of ten H Class submarines ordered in the Emergency War Programme of November 1914 and built (using American supplied components) at the Canadian Vickers Yard at Montreal. Of these Submarines H1 to H4 were commissioned in late May 1915 at Quebec City and then made their way to the Mediterranean escorted by the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Calgarian.

Submarine H3 was on patrol in the Adriatic off the Austrian Naval Base at Cattaro on 15th July 1916 when she struck a mine which exploded, seriously damaging H3, which then sank with the loss of all hands.

Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Ayers, Albert Ernest  Petty Officer  360559    30
Berry, James  Leading Seaman  221713    30
Brewer, Arthur  Chief Engine Room Artificer  271187    33
At birth Brewer, Arthur Willoughby Served as Brewer, Arthur.
Cooke, George Matthew  Leading Seaman  230474    28
Edwards, Ernest William Blunt  Leading Seaman  223195    29
At birth Edwards, Ernest Willie Blunt Served as Edwards, Ernest William Blunt.
Finch, Harry  Leading Stoker  K 2941    28
Frazier, William Frederick  Leading Stoker  311526    27
Born Trimulcherry India, married Martha in Deal 1914
Hart, Ernest  Stoker 1st Class  K 21928    26
Hobbs, William Henry George  Able Seaman  205052    33
Howe, Arthur William  Stoker 1st Class  K 10819    26
RN DoB 14/07/1890. Actual 14/01/1891.
Isaac, Clifford  Petty Officer  237286    27
Jellard, John  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class (RNR)  EA 1780    27
Jenkinson, George Eric  Lieutenant (CO)      28
Lane, Edward Reginald McDonald  Lieutenant      23
McCormick, Frederick  Signalman  J 30178    17
At birth McCormick, Frederick Joseph Anthony Served as McCormick, Frederick.
Morris, George  Stoker Petty Officer  276878    40
Newnham, William George  Leading Seaman  239925    24
Oakwell, Alfred Arthur Ernest  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  M 3934    30
Robinson, Thomas Albert  Able Seaman  239739    24
Sanford, John  Able Seaman  199941    34
Tatham, William Inglis  Sub Lieutenant      19
Webb, Sidney Hewitt James  Stoker 1st Class  SS 109010    25
At birth Webb, Sidney Howard served as Webb, Sidney Hewitt James.

Events

11-01-1915 : Laid Down
01-04-1915 : Launched
03-06-1915 : Completed
15-07-1916 : Mined attempting to penetrate the Austrian anchorage at Cattaro in the Adriatic sea. Lost with all hands.
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