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J6

Built By: Portsmouth Dockyard
Build Group: J
Fate: 15 October 1918 - Sunk in error off Blyth by Q Ship HMS Cymric

Roll of Honour

E W Armstrong  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
JRI Brierley  Sub-Lieutenant
C T Bright  Artificer Engineer Died on Cymric
HEP Burwell  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
A H Hill  Able Seaman
A D Lamont  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
E G Rayner  Leading Seaman
W T Russell  Able Seaman
A E Savidge  Stoker 1st Class
H P Sexton  Boy Telegraphist
P J Stevenson  Leading Stoker
P Tachon  Stoker 1st Class
W P Thompson  Stoker 1st Class
F A Tyler  Able Seaman
H T White  Able Seaman
G H Wicksted  Leading Telegraphist

 

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Events

26-04-1915 : Laid Down
09-09-1915 : Launched
31-07-1916 : Completed
15-10-1918 : HMS J6 was lying on the surface outside Blythe. The Q-ship Cymric was also in the area and had already encountered two British submarines that day. At 1600 a third submarine was spotted closing to have what the Cymric thought was a good look before attacking. The Cymric at once went to action stations believing the submarine to be the German U-boat U6. As shells poured into the submarine the signalman attempting to hoist a recognition signal was killed. J6 attempted to lose the Q-ship by entering a fog bank Cymric followed and found the submarine settling in the water. It was only when survivors were picked up that the mistake became clear.


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