L26

Mine
Minelaying Submarine

9th January 2018

 

Type:
'L' Class

Group Two
Pennant No.:
L.26
26L
N26

Laid Down:
31st January 1917.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.
(Completed by H.M. Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth).

Commissioned:
20th July 1926
Lt. Cdr. R.C.T. Roe.

Commander:
Aug. 1921
Lt. Cdr. A. Poland DSO.
Mar. 1926 - Aug. 1928
Lt. Cdr. R.C.T. Roe.
Aug. 1928 - Aug. 1930
Lt. Cdr. J.D. de M. Leathes.
Aug. 1930 - Aug. 1932
Lt. Cdr. G.P. Claridge.
Aug. 1932 - June 1933
Lt. Cdr. J.H. Lewes.
Oct. 1933 - Nov. 1934
Lt. Cdr. J.H. Lewes.
Jan. 1935 - Feb. 1936
Lt. Cdr. R.W. Peers.
Sept. 1936 - Apr. 1938
Lt. Cdr. W.K.R. Cross.
Apr. 1938 - Feb. 1940
Lt. Cdr. F.W. Lipscomb OBE.
Feb. - Mar. 1940
Lt. M.B. St. John.
Mar. - July 1940
Lt. Cdr. P.L. Field.
Aug. 1940
Lt. E.J.D. Turner.
Feb. 1941
Lt. S.L.C. Maydon.
Jan. 1942 - Aug. 1943
Lt. H.D. Verschoyle.
Aug. 1943 - Oct. 1944
Lt. A.G. Prideaux DSC.
Oct. 1944 - Sept. 1945
Lt. R.T. Sallis DSC.

Complement:
39
3 Officers and 36 Ratings.

Service Career:
1927 - 1931
1st Flotilla, HMS Cyclops, Malta.
1932 - 1936
2nd Flotilla, HMS Lucia, Devonport.
1937
5th Flotilla, HMS Alecto, Gosport.
1939
6th Flotilla, HMS Titania, Blyth.
1939
5th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
1940
3rd Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Rosyth (Detached Harwich).
1941
7th Flotilla, HMS Alecto, Rothesay.
1944
Anti-Submarine training in Bermuda.

Fate:
Sent to Canada in 1944 to assist in Anti - Submarine training to the convoy escort group.

Scrapped in Canada in 1945.