A5

 

Type:
'A' Class

Group Two
Pennant No.:
I.15

Laid Down:
1st September 1903
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
11th February 1905
Lt. H.G.J. Good.

Commander:
1905
Lt. H.G.J. Good.
1909
Lt. J.C. Wahab.
1910
Lt. J.R.A. Codrington.
1911
Lt. A.M. Willoughby.
1911
Lt. G. Pilkington.
Aug. 1912
Lt. B.A. Beal.
May 1913
Lt. A.E. Whitehouse.
June 1914
Lt. J. de B. Jessop.
1915
Lt. A. P. Williams-Freeman. DSO.

Complement:
11
2 Officers and 9 ratings.

Service Career:
1905
HMS Hazard, Portsmouth Flotilla.
1907
HMS Mercury, Portsmouth Flotilla.
1908
HMS Dolphin, Portsmouth Flotilla.
1910
HMS Dolphin, 5th Section, Portsmouth.
1911
HMS Onyx, 6th Section, Devonport.
1912 - Jan. 1916
2nd Flotilla, H.M.S. Dolphin, Portsmouth.
1916
Relegated to Training Duties.

Fate:
A5 was involved in an explosion at Queenstown, Ireland, on 16th February 1905 whilst berthed alongside the tender HMS Hazard, where five crew members were killed.
The explosion was caused by a leak in the petrol pump, when the engine was started up to ventilate the submarine it caused the fumes to explode.

Sold 16th Janury 1920.