C3

 

Type:
'C' Class

Group One
Pennant No.:
I.33

Laid Down:
25th November 1905.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
23rd February 1907.
Not known at present.

Commander:
1908
Lt. T.K. Trigg.
Feb. 1913
Lt. E.W.B. Ryan.
Oct. 1914
Lt. Cdr. G.C. Street.
1916
Lt. C.G.B. Coltart.
1918
Lt. R.D. Sandford.

Complement:
16
2 Officers, 14 Ratings

Service Career:
Feb. 1907 - 1910
HMS Thames, Nore Command Flotilla.
1910 - 1912
HMS Thames, 3rd Section, Nore.
1912
5th Flotilla, HMS Thames, Nore.
1913 - Aug. 1914
5th Flotilla, HMS Thames, Harwich.
Aug. 1914 - Sept. 1916
5th Flotilla, HMS Thames, Sheerness.
Sept. 1916 - Mar. 1917
4th Flotilla, HMS Thames, Sheerness (Queenborough).
Mar. 1917 - Apr. 1918
9th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Harwich.
Apr. 1918
6th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Portsmouth.
Being Prepared for Zeebrugge raid.

Fate:
Packed with high explosive C3 was used to blow up the viaduct between the mole and the mainland at Zeebrugge on the 23rd April 1918.

For his part in this Sandford was awarded the VC.