H M Submarine H5

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Reference WMO259799

Address:

Holyhead Maritime Museum

Newry Beach

Holyhead

LL65 1YD

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Slate
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: MHS H5, was a British H Class submarine of the Royal Navy. She sank the U-boat U 51 in July 1916, but was herself sunk after being rammed by the British merchantman Rutherglen, mistaken for a German U boat on 2nd March 1918. All on board perished, they are commemorated on Panel 29 at Royal Navy Submarine Museum A plaque commemorating the 26 who died was dedicated on Armed Forces Day 2010 in Holyhead At the top of the rounded head is a crown with partial laurel wreath around the H5 emblem with the names underneath
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In memory of the crew of/HM Submarine H5/lost in Caernarfon Bay/2nd March 1918 Non sibi sed patriae

A W Forbes DSO/Sir John Henry Anson/N G Burgess/E F W Childs Navy Cross (US)/C J Colbran DSM/F A Darvill DSM/J H Rowe/F D Wall DSM/R C Elliott/S C Hurst/J Kelly/F A Layzell/J Lewis/P E E Payne/H Snowden/J G M Thompson/A Smith DSM/S F Bluett/G D Heath/P J Newman/T Lloyd/G Smith/H Heath DSM/E J Ashmore/J R Alford/F C Hibberd/H B Roberts

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