HMS C26

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Career (UK)
Name: HMS C26
Builder: Vickers, Barrow
Laid down: 14 February 1908
Launched: 20 March 1909
Commissioned: 28 May 1909
Fate: Scuttled, 4 April 1918, raised and scrapped August 1953
General characteristics
Class & type: C class submarine
Displacement: 290 long tons (295 t) surfaced
320 long tons (325 t) submerged
Length: 143 ft 2 in (43.64 m)
Beam: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)
Propulsion: 600 hp (450 kW) Vickers petrol engine, 200 hp (150 kW) electric motor, 1 screw
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced
8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Range: 2,000 nmi (3,700 km) at 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) surfaced
55 nmi (102 km) at 5 kn (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) submerged
Complement: 16
Armament: 2 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes (2 torpedoes)

HMS C26 was a British C class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow. She was laid down on 14 February 1908 and was commissioned on 28 May 1909.

Service history[edit]

HMS C26 was part of the Baltic operations from 1915 to 1918.

HMS C26 was scuttled at Helsinki 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off Grohara Light on 4 April 1918. She was scuttled to avoid seizure by advancing German forces.

HMS C26 was salvaged in August 1953 for breaking up in Finland.

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