B10

 

Type:
'B' Class

Pennant No.:
I.20

Laid Down:
1903-1905
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
31st May 1906.
Not known at present.

Commander:
Aug. 1911 - July 1914
Lt. Gravenor.
July 1914
Lt. R.A. Trevor.
1916
Lt. K. Michell.


Complement:
15
2 Officers, 13 Ratings

Service Career:
1906
HMS Thames, Portsmouth Flotilla.
1906 - 1910
HMS Forth, Devonport Flotilla.
1910 - 1911
HMS Forth, 1st Section, Devonport.
1912
Malta.
Apr. Nov. 1915
HMS Adamant, Mediterranean.
Nov. 1915 - 1916
Marco Polo, Adriatic Squadron, Venice.

Fate:
Served in the Mediterranean and was sent to Venice along with B.6 and B.8.   She was the first submarine to be sunk by aircraft.   Having returned from patrol and berthed alongside the depot ship Marco Polo, she was found to have sunk after an air raid.

She was salvaged and placed in dock for repairs.   A fire was started by an Italian using cutting gear near one of B.10's petrol tanks which remained unemptied.   The dock was flooded, whether by accident, panic or design and the destruction of the boat was complete.

She unsuccessfully attacked an Austrian merchant ship in June of 1916.

Sunk during an air raid on Venice 9th August 1916, raised and sold to the Italian government for scrap.