M3

Mine
Minelaying Submarine

 

 

Type:
'M Class

Minelayer
Pennant No.:
M.3

Laid Down:
4th December 1916.
Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Reconstructed:
June 1927 -June 1928
H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.

Commissioned:
1920.
Not known at present.

Commander:
1923 - 1925
Lt. Cdr. C. Mayers.

Complement:
68 - 67 as Minelayer
6 Officers and 62 Ratings.

Service Career:
15th October 1926
Reserve.
1927-1928.
H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.
June-October 1928.
Trials.
8th October 1928.
Reserve.
1928-1930.
Reserve-Portsmouth - Trials.
1930-1932.
Reserve-Portsmouth.

Fate:
To conform with the Washington Disarmament Treaty of 1920 the 12 inch gun was removed.
She was refitted as a submarine minelayer capable of carrying more than 100 mines. The method of laying the mines over the stern by the use of a conveyor belt proved more than successful and she suffered no disasters in her career.

Scrapped in 1932.