M1

Experimental Submarine

 

Type:
M Class


Pennant No.:
M.1

Laid Down:
July 1916.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
17th April 1918.
Cdr. M. Horton.

Commander:
1918
Cdr. M. Horton.
1920
Cdr. H.V. Jones.
Mar. 1921
Cdr. C. G. Brodie.
1925
Lt. Cdr. A. M. Carrie.

Complement:
68
6 Officers and 62 Ratings.

Service Career:
1918
6th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Portsmouth.
1918
11th Flotilla, HMS Titania, Blyth.
1918
Aegean Flotilla HMS Adamant, Mudros.
November 1919
Ordered Home.
Dec. 1919
Submarine School, Portsmouth.
July 1920
Group O Reserve Portsmouth.
1920 - 1921
5th Flotilla, HMS Alecto, Gosport.
1921
1st Flotilla, HMS Royal Arthur, Rosyth.
1922 - 1925
1st Flotilla, HMS Cyclops, Chatham.

Fate:
Served in the Mediterranean under Horton until the Armistice.

Sank after a collision with the Swedish collier SS Vidar off Start Point with the loss of all 69 crew, 12th November 1925.

The wreckage of M1 was not found until 1990 by the Royal Navy and more recently by divers in 1999.

The following newspaper cutting was forwarded to me by Matthew McCoy of Plymouth, whose wife's Great Grandad went down with the M1 in 1925.

Apparently it was taken from the Western Morning News and The Evening Herald.

M1 Cutting