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HMS A-13.jpg
HMS A13 underway
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS A13
Builder: Vickers, Sons & Maxim Ltd. Barrow-in-Furness, England
Laid down: 19 February 1903
Launched: 18 April 1905
Commissioned: 22 June 1908
Decommissioned: broken up 1920
General characteristics
Class & type: A class submarine
Displacement: 190 tons surfaced, 207 tons submerged
Length: 105.25 ft (32.08 m)
Beam: 12.75 ft (3.89 m)
Draught: 10.5 ft (3.2 m)
Propulsion: 550 hp petrol engine 150 hp electric engine
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h) maximum surfaced 8 knots (15 km/h) maximum submerged
Range: 325 nautical miles (602 km) at 11 knots (20 km/h) surfaced20 nautical miles (40 km) at 6 knots (11 km/h) submerged
Complement: 11 (2 officers and 9 ratings)
Armament: Two 18 inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes, plus two reloads

HMS A13 was a British A class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness. She was laid down on 19 February 1903 and was commissioned on 22 June 1908.

HMS A13 was the first British submarine to have a diesel engine but other than that, she had the same layout and design as her sister boats. The extra weight of the engine meant that the amount of fuel that could be carried was reduced.[1]

A13 was broken up in 1920.


  1. ^ Tall, J.J; Paul Kemp (1996). HM Submarines in Camera An Illustrated History of British Submarines. Sutton Publishing. p. 12. ISBN 0-7509-0875-0. 

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HMS A13 model