HMS A6

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Builder: Vickers, Sons & Maxim Ltd. Barrow-in-Furness, England
Laid down: 1 September 1903
Launched: 3 March 1904
Commissioned: 23 March 1905
Fate: Sold 8 October 1920 for breaking up
General characteristics
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 kn (20 km/h) maximum surfaced

8 kn (15 km/h) maximum submerged
Range:

325 nmi (602 km) at 11 kn (20 km/h) surfaced

20 nmi (37 km) at 6 kn (11 km/h) submerged
Complement: 11 (2 officers and 9 ratings)
Armament: Two 18 inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes, plus two reloads

HMS A6 was an early Royal Navy submarine.

She was a member of Group Two of the first British A-class of submarines (a second, much different A-class submarine appeared towards the end of the Second World War). In common with the other members of her class, she was built at Vickers Barrow-in-Furness.

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