HMS Holland 2

HMS Holland 2 was the second Royal Navy submarine to be built, and the first to be given a non-secret launch, in February 1902.

Holland 1 underway
Holland 2 alongside HMS Hazard
History
Royal Navy Ensign
Name: Holland 2
Builder: Vickers Maxim shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 4 February 1901
Commissioned: 1 August 1902
Fate: sold on 7 October 1913
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 105 long tons (107 t) submerged
Length: 63 ft 10 in (19.46 m)[1]
Beam: 11 ft 9 in (3.58 m)[1]
Propulsion:
  • Petrol engine, 160 hp (119 kW)
  • Electric motor, 70 hp (52 kW)
Speed: 7 knots (8.1 mph; 13 km/h) submerged
Range: 20 nmi (37 km) at 7 kn (8.1 mph; 13 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 100 ft (30 m)
Complement: 8 (Lieutenant, Sub-Lieutenant, Coxswain, Torpedo Instructor, Chief Engineering Artificer, Leading Stoker, Stoker, Leading Seaman and Able Seaman)
Armament:

She was the second of the Holland-class submarines. Holland No. 2 was laid down on 4 February 1901 and commissioned on 1 August 1902, Lieutenant S. B. Evans in command.[2] She set the depth record for the British Holland-class, accidentally diving to 78 feet.[3]

In December 1902 she sustained some minor damage after a current took her off course and she accidentally surfaced directly underneath a brigantine.[4]

She was sold on 7 October 1913.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hutchinson, Robert (2001). Submarines War Beneath the Waves From 1776 to the present day. HarperCollinsPublishers. pp. 25–27. ISBN 0-00-765333-6.
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36903). London. 20 October 1902. p. 8.
  3. ^ Compton-Hall, Richard (1983). Submarine boats The beginnings of underwater warfare. London: Conway maritime press. p. 113. ISBN 0-85177-288-9.
  4. ^ Gray, Edwyn (2003). Disasters of the Deep A Comprehensive Survey of Submarine Accidents & Disasters. Leo Cooper. pp. 72–73. ISBN 0-85052-987-5.
  • Submarines, War Beneath The Waves, From 1776 to the Present Day, by Robert Hutchinson

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