News: “Over the graves of the Druids and under the wreck of Rome,
Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
Behind the feet of the Legions and before the Norseman’s ire
Rudely but greatly begat they the framing of State and Shire
Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
If we trace on ancient headlands the twist of their eight-ox plough.”

-Rudyard Kipling
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Offline Bilgerat

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Re: L 25
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 15:33:00 »
Just by way of background, the L Class submarine was the ultimate British Great War submarine. Designed as successors to the very successful E Class, they incorporated all the lessons learned so far in operating submarines at war. Of over 70 ordered, 27 were completed and three survived to serve as training submarines in the Second World War.  Surprisingly, given the numbers ordered, none were built at Chatham.

The design of the L Class started a process of evolution which was to eventually result in the Oberon Class, including HMS Ocelot now preserved at Chatham.
"I did not say that the French will not come, I said they will not come by sea" - Lord St Vincent

Offline smiffy

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L 25
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 22:49:10 »
L25 and L11 in Chatham Dockyard.

L 11 was laid down in 1917 and scrapped by 1932.

L 25 was laid down in 1918 and scrapped by 1935.

 

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