S1

 

Type:
'Experimental S' Class

Pennant No.:
I.O4

Laid Down:
23rd August 1912.
Scott's, Creenock..

Commissioned:
5th August 1914.
Lt. Cdr. G.H. Kellett.

Commander:
Nov. 1913 - 1915
Lt. Cdr. G.H. Kellett.
1915
Lt. F.C.C. Kennedy.
1916
Lt. Cdr G. Layton.

Complement:
26
2 Officers, 24 Ratings.

Service Career:
1914
2nd Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Portsmouth.
1914
4th Flotilla, HMS Hazard,Dover.
1915
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Harwich.

Fate:
In June of 1915, S1 whilst on patrol suffered an engine failure, unable to charge her battery the prospects were beginning to look somewhat bleak.   On the third day, 24th June 1915, she was lucky to sight a German trawler and quickly dispatched a boarding party.   Once in control of the trawler , 'S1' was taken in tow back to Yarmouth.

All the 'S' boats were transferred to the Italian Navy 15th September 1915.