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1903 - 1906: C Class

C16 which was dived and at periscope depth was in a collision with HMS Melampus on 16th April 1917. The submarine was damaged and hit the bottom at 60 feet. It appears that all the crew survived the collision and the bottoming but, through a series of misfortunes, all attempts at escape failed and the whole crew was lost. The submarine was later recovered and refitted and saw further war service. The submarine was sold for scrap to C A Beard of Upnor on 12 August 1922.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Anderson, Samuel  Mate      33
Boase, Harold  Lieutenant      25
Brooks, John  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class  269639    40
Burton, Ernest  Leading Seaman  193491    35
Clarke, Frederick John  Leading Seaman  J 8229    23
Clemett, Phillip George  Stoker 1st Class  K 17998    25
Cope, George Frederick  Leading Stoker  J 10203    24
Cowls, Frederick John  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  M 11220    25
Down, James  Petty Officer Stoker  303178    35
Fitzgerald, John Jeremiah  Signalman  J 6782    23
Freestone, Francis  Leading Stoker  K 4846    29
Gaunt, John  Petty Officer  222229    31
Hil, James  Able Seaman  J3361    22
Accidentally drowned 28/03/1915 after falling overboard from the Submarine whilst securing the boat to a buoy
Howie, John Henry  Able Seaman  J 11674    21
Humphrys, Alfred Stanley  Able Seaman  J 11682    21
Linton, Andrew  Stoker 1st Class  K 58867    26
Puddington, Arthur  Able Seaman  J 14761    21

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

A Tribute To Submariners

I have often looked for an opportunity of paying tribute to our submariners.

There is no branch of His Majesty's Forces which in this war has suffered the same proportion of total loss as our submarine service.

It is the most dangerous of all services.

That is perhaps the reason why the First Lord tells me that the entry into it is keenly sought by Officers and Men.

I feel sure the House would wish to testify its gratitude and admiration to our Submariners for their Skill - Courage and Devotion which has proved of inestimable value to the sustenance of our country.

Winston Churchill

We Will Remember Them

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