HMS J2 was a J class submarine laid down at Portsmouth Dockyard, and was launched in November 1915. As with all the other J class submarines, she was assigned to Royal Navy's 11th Submarine Flotilla. In July 1917 she spotted and sank the German uboat U 99 outside Orkney Islands. Shewas given as a gift to the Royal Australian Navy together with her remaining sister ships in July 1919, and arrived in arrived in Australia in July. They were all taken out of service for repairs and maintenance on their arrival. She was decommissioned in July 1922, and scuttled with explosives 1. June 1926 outside Barwon Heads. The wreck was found by divers in 1974 and rest today with her bow section broken off on a depth of 38 meter. Also see the stories of her sister ships HMAS J1, HMAS J3, HMAS J4 HMAS J5, and HMS J6 who was accidentally sunk by friendly fire in October 1918.

Former names:
275,5 x 23,0 x 14,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1210 displ ( surfaced )
Portsmouth ( UK ) 1915
( AU )

38° 18′ 49″ S, 144° 34′ 48″ E

Picture: J class submarines
Courtesy of Royal Australian Navy, Public domain

Last updated: February 2021