K3

Experimental Submarine

 

Type:
K Class
Group One

Pennant No.:
K.3

Laid Down:
21st May 1915.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
August 1916.
Cdr. E. W. Leir. DSO.

Commander:
1916
Cdr. E. W. Leir. DSO.
1918
H. Shove.

Complement:
58
5 Officers and 53 Ratings.

Service Career:
1916
2nd Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Portsmouth.
1916
6th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Portsmouth.
1917
12th Flotilla, HMS Fearless, Rosyth.
1918
12th Flotilla, HMS Royal Arthur, Tyne.

Fate:
On 2 May 1918, K3 dived out of control to 266 feet which crushed part of the hull. K3 was sold on 26 October 1921 to the Barking Ship Breaking Company for scrapping in London.