Friday, 18 March 2011

Submarine Memorial Marks Tragedy

An unusual memorial in Scotland is that to those who died in 1917 when the steam-propelled submarine HMS K13 sank in Gareloch during sea trials. She was carring 80 people - 53 crew, 14 employees of the shipbuilders, five sub-contractors, five Admiralty officials, a River Clyde pilot and the captain and engineering officer from the still-completing K14. 32 crew died in the accident and 48 were rescued.

An account of the accident can be found HERE

The K class submarines earned the nickname of Kalamity class as they were involved in many accidents. Eighteen were built. None were lost through enemy action, but six sank in accidents.

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