HMAS J7

Victoria

HMS J7 was laid down at Portsmouth Dockyard in England, and was launched in February 1917. She never saw any action under the Great War and was given as a gift to the Royal Australian Navy in April 1919 together with the remaining J submarines. She arrived Australian waters in June 1919 and was taken out for repairs and refits, and was never commissioned again due to high costs in maintenance. All the J submarines were stricken from the Navy lists in July 1922. The rigged down hulk was scuttled as a breakwater in shallow waters at Sandringham Yacht Club outside Melbourne 4. June 1926, where her battered hulk can still be seen from the surface. Also see the wrecks of her sister ships HMAS J1, HMAS J2, HMAS J3, HMAS J4 HMAS J5 and HMS J6.


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HMAS J7
HMS J7
275,5 x 23,0 x 14,0 f
     
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1210 displ ( surfaced )
Portsmouth ( UK ) 1915
( AU )

37° 56′ 36.17″ S, 144° 59′ 40.96″ E
 
Last updated: February 2021