C17

 

Type:
'C' Class

Group One
Pennant No.:
I.47

Laid Down:
11th March 1907.
H.M. Dockyard, Chatham. .

Commissioned:
13th May 1909.
Lt. Wardell-Yerburgh.

Commander:
1909
Lt. Wardell-Yerburgh.
July 1909 - Sept. 1913
Lt. F.H.D. Byron.
Sept. 1913 - 1916
Lt. T.B.S. McGregor Robertson.

Complement:
16
2 Officers, 14 Ratings

Service Career:
1913
4th Flotilla, HMS Arrogant, Portsmouth.
1914
4th Flotilla, HMS Hazard, Dover..
1914
4th Flotilla, HMS Hazard, Dover.
1915
4th Flotilla, HMS Hazard, Dover.
1916
5th Flotilla, HMS Hazard, Dover.
1918
6th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Portsmouth.
1918
Experimental and Trials, Clyde.

Fate:
This submarine was the first submarine built for the navy by the Royal Dockyard at Chatham. She had a larger bridge than the earlier boats of the class, apparently this was not too effective in keeping out the elements.

She was the first submarine to carry out a beach reconnaissance in 1917 at Middlekerke, Belgium. Whilst carrying out this reconnaissance she was dived for a period of thirtysix hours, many of the skeleton crew were suffering badly from the effects of carbon dioxide poisoning on surfacing.

She was also involved in a collision with C16 on the night of the sinking of C11 off the coast of Norfolk, near Cromer in 1909.

Sold 20th November 1919.