B6

 

Type:
'B' Class

Pennant No.:
I.26

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

Commissioned:
3rd March 1906.
Not known at present.

Commander:
Aug. 1911 - Feb. 1914
Lt. G.R.S. Watkins.
Feb. 1914
Lt. P.E. Phillips .
1915
Lt. R.E. Birch.
1915
Lt. C.G. Macarthur, DSC.


Complement:
15
2 Officers, 13 Ratings

Service Career:
1906
HMS Thames, Portsmouth Flotilla.
1908 - 1910
HMS Forth, Devonport Flotilla.
1910 - 1911
HMS Forth, 1st Section, Devonport.
1912
Gibraltar.
1915
HMS Adamant, Mediterranean.
Nov. 1915 - 1917
Marco Polo, Adriatic Squadron, Venice.
June 1917
Malta for conversion to patrol boat.
Jan. 1918
Adriatic Force (Gallipoli) As Patrol Boat.

Fate:
B6 thru B11 served in the Mediterranean and were sent to Venice to assist the Italians to patrol the main Austrian base at Pola in October 1915.   These boats carried out 81 patrols in a period of just over a year.

Made an unsuccessful attempt to sink E15 after she had run aground whilst trying to enter the Sea of Marmara.

Converted to surface patrol craft August 1917 and renamed S6 for service on the Otranto Barrage.

Sold 1919.