HMS B6 in the Solent
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Launched:||30 November 1905|
|Completed:||3 March 1906|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap 1921|
|Class and type:||B-class submarine|
|Displacement:||287 tons surfaced
316 tons submerged
|Length:||135 ft (41 m)|
|Beam:||13 ft 6 in (4.11 m)|
|Speed:||12 kn (22 km/h) surfaced
7 kn (13 km/h) submerged
|Range:||1,300 nmi (2,400 km) at 8 kn (15 km/h) surfaced|
|Armament:||2 × 18 in (460 mm) bow torpedo tubes|
B6 was deployed to the Mediterranean soon after the outbreak of World War I. Due to the lack of spare parts this group of submarines were not used after September 1915. In 1917 the Italian Navy converted B6 into to surface patrol boat S6 to serve in the Adriatic.
B6 was sold in 1921 to Messrs. Francotosti, Malta.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
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