NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

H47

9th July, 1929 : Twenty-four seamen died when two submarines collided in the Irish Sea while returning home on the surface from an exercise. One submarine, the H47, sank immediately in about 50 fathoms of water while the other, the L12, was able to limp into Milford Haven. Most of the dead were from the H47 but, by miracle, three men in its conning tower were thrown clear on impact and survived.

About Avadoro Worden

Iconoclast
This entry was posted in History, Military and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>