HMS B6

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HMS B6 in the solent viewed from behind
HMS B6 in the Solent
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS B6
Builder: Vickers
Launched: 30 November 1905
Completed: 3 March 1906
Fate: Sold for scrap 1921
General characteristics
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
Complement: 15
Armament: 2 × 18 in (460 mm) bow torpedo tubes

HMS B6 was a Royal Navy B-class submarine, built at Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness, launched 30 November 1905 and completed 3 March 1906.

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.

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