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Built By: Vickers (Canada)
Build Group: H Group 1
Fate: 2 March 1918 - Rammed in error in Irish Sea by SS Rutherglen
Commissioning officers were Lieut. Cromwell H. Varley, RN - CO, Lieut F. Busbridge, RN - 1st Lieut.and A/Lt.Wm. Lowell Thompson, RNVR, a Canadian from Ucluelet, BC.

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11-01-1915 : Laid Down
01-04-1915 : Launched
02-03-1918 : The steamer Rutherglen sighted a submarine, which crossed its bows at considerable speed. Believing the submarine to be a U-boat Rutherglen rammed the vessel. Cries were heard in the water and a strong smell of petrol was also present. Nothing more was heard from H5 and it is believed that she was Rutherglen's victim.


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