1st RN Submarine

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In September 1902 Holand 1 arrived at Portsmouth Dock yard with another completed Holland submarine and HMS Hazard  (their tender) this group made up the “First Submarine Flotilla”, commanded by Captain Reginald Bacon.

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She was the Royal Navy’s 1st submarine to go into service.

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In  1913 she was considered obsolete so she was sold for scrap (for £410) with all fittings intact, and the only requirement put on the purchaser was that the torpedo tube be put out of action. While being towed to the scrap yard Holland 1 encountered  severe weather and sank about a mile and a half off Eddystone lighthouse  No crew were on board the submarine at the time. In November 1983 she was raised.

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Now listed as part of the National Historic Fleet, in 2001, on her centenary, and new purpose-built climate-controlled building was opened to display this historic boat in Gosport Hampshire.

 

 

 

 

 

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