HMS J6

England,Europe

HMS J6 was a J class submarine laid down at Portsmouth Dockyard in April 1915 and was launched six months later for Royal Navy. She was commissioned in January 1916 and was assigned to 11th Submarine Flotilla.  While on a patrol she was spotted by the British Q ship Cymric and mistaken for a German uboat. She went down together with nineteen men of her crew outside the coast of Northumberland 15. October 1918. The wreck was found by a Polish research and salvage vessel in 2011, and the identity was confirmed two years later as HMS J6. The wreck rest today on a depth of 65 meter about 54 nautical miles outside Seahouses. Also see the stories of her sister ships who ended up in the Australian Navy after the war, HMAS J1, HMAS J2, HMAS J3, HMAS J4 HMAS J5 and HMAS J7.


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HMS J6

275,5 x 23,0 x 14,0 f
     
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1210 displ ( surfaced )
Devonport ( UK ) 1915
( UK )


Picture: HMAS J4, sister ship of HMAS J6
Courtesy of Royal Australian Navy, photo H12458

Last updated: February 2021