B3

 

Type:
'B' Class

Pennant No.:
I.23

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

Commissioned:
19th January 1906.
Not known at present.

Commander:
Jan. 1909 - Sept. 1912
Lt. H.A. Williamson.
Sept. 1912 - Mar. 1913
Lt. J.A. Gaimes.
Mar. - May 1913
Lt. G. Warburton.
May 1913
Lt. Cdr. R.F. Chisholm.
1916
Lt C. Mayers.

Complement:
15
2 Officers, 13 Ratings

Service Career:
*1906 - 1912*
*HMS Forth, Devonport.
1912 - 1914
3rd Flotilla, HMS Forth, Devonport.
1914 - 1915
3rd Flotilla, HMS Forth, Dover.
1915
4th Flotilla, HMS Hazard, Dover.
1915 - 1916
9th Flotilla, HMS Pactolus, Clyde.
1916
7th Flotilla, HMS Vulcan/Hebe, Firth of Forth.
1916 - 1917
1st Flotilla, HMS Hebe, Firth of Forth.
1917
1st Flotilla, Firth of Forth.
1918
Experimental and Trials, Forth.

Fate:
B3 was the only boat of the class to remain in commission until the end of WW1.

Sold 20th December 1919.

*It should be noted that during the period up to 1912 this was referred to as the Devonport Flotilla/Section of the Third Division of the Home Fleet.  In June 1912 the submarines were assigned as Patrol Flotillas.