HMS L8

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Career
Name: HMS L8
Builder: Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
Laid down: 28 May 1916
Commissioned: 12 March 1918
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 7 October 1930
General characteristics
Class & type: L class submarine
Displacement: 890 long tons (904 t) surfaced
1,074 long tons (1,091 t) submerged[1]
Length: 222 ft (68 m)
Beam: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)
Speed: 17.3 knots (32.0 km/h; 19.9 mph) surfaced
10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph) submerged
Range: 2,800 nmi (5,200 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced[1]
Complement: 35
Armament: • 6 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes (4 bow, 2 beam)
• 10 × 18 inch torpedoes
• 1 × 4-inch gun

HMS L8 was a British L class submarine built by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. She was laid down on 28 May 1916 and was commissioned on 12 March 1918.

HMS L8 sailed to Hong Kong in 1919. She was then placed in the Reserve Flotilla in Hong Kong. She was sold on 7 October 1930 to John Cashmore Ltd for scrapping at Newport, Monmouthshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "L Class Submarines". battleships-cruisers.co.uk. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 

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