Friday, 19 May 2017

British submarine cruiser HMS X-1 yet not for sale according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad 1934 no. 7

An item referred to the N.M.R. dated 8 November 1934 reporting that the British submarine cruiser X-1 since some years part of the reserve was for sale. The edition dated 15 November however reported that she was not on the sale list, but on the list of ships which fate was yet not decided.(1)

1. In 1915 designed the Royal British navy a submarine cruiser or in other worlds a submersible merchant raider. For the next years was nothing done with this idea until the designs of the German U-173 class submarines came available. She was laid down at the Chatham Dockyard, England on 2 November 1921, launched 16 November 1923, commissioned in 1925, accepted by the Navy in April 1926, in reserve after 1930  and decommissioned in 1936 and in the same year broken up at Pembroke, England on 12 December.