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Name  HMS C10
Commissioned  13 July 1907
Class and type  C-class submarine
Launched  15 March 1907
Test depth  30 m
Laid down  30 January 1906
Fate  Sold, July 1922
Construction started  30 January 1906
Length  43 m
Draft  3.51 m
Displacement  287 long tons (292 t) surfaced 316 long tons (321 t) submerged
Builders  Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness

HMS C10 was one of 38 C-class submarines built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century. The boat survived the First World War and was sold for scrap in 1922.


Design and description

The C class was essentially a repeat of the preceding B class, albeit with better performance underwater. The submarine had a length of 142 feet 3 inches (43.4 m) overall, a beam of 13 feet 7 inches (4.1 m) and a mean draft of 11 feet 6 inches (3.5 m). They displaced 287 long tons (292 t) on the surface and 316 long tons (321 t) submerged. The C-class submarines had a crew of two officers and fourteen ratings.

For surface running, the boats were powered by a single 16-cylinder 600-brake-horsepower (447 kW) Vickers petrol engine that drove one propeller shaft. When submerged the propeller was driven by a 300-horsepower (224 kW) electric motor. They could reach 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) on the surface and 7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) underwater. On the surface, the C class had a range of 910 nautical miles (1,690 km; 1,050 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph).

The boats were armed with two 18-inch (45 cm) torpedo tubes in the bow. They could carry a pair of reload torpedoes, but generally did not as they would have to remove an equal weight of fuel in compensation.

Construction and career

C10 was laid down on 30 January 1906 by Vickers at their Barrow-in-Furness shipyard, launched on 15 April 1907, and completed on 13 July. During the war, the boat was generally used for coastal defence and training in home waters. C10 was sold for scrap in July 1922.


HMS C10 Wikipedia

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