Wednesday, 2 August 2017

British submarine HMS A2 launched according to the Dutch magazine Machineblad dated 1903-1904 no. 5

An item reported that on 16th April at Vickers, Sons &Maxim the British submarine A2 was launched.(1) She was of a new design and larger as predecessor the A1 with a large number of improvements which were needed as shown by recently tests executed at Portsmouth, England. Two submarines of similar size were already under construction and to be followed by more.

1. Launched by Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness, England on 15 April 1903 and sold to be broken up on 22 October 1925.