The British aircraft submarine HMS M 2 disappeared during an exercise 16. January 1932. The crew on M2 were proud of the speed their submarine could manage, and tried all the time to set new records. She dived down in the deep 26.January with a crew of sixty men, but never surfaced again. The wreck was soon discovered, and they noticed the door to the hangar was open and the airplane still on board. It seemed like the hangar was opened while the submarine was submerged. The airplane was raised, but after nearly a year with attempts to salvage the submarine, she was abandoned in the deep. The wreck rest today on a depth of 35 meter southwest of Chesil Beach in Lyme bay outside Dorset.

Former names:

295,9 x 24,6 x 24,8 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1594 displ ( surfaced ) Barrow in Furness ( UK ) 1922  ( UK )

50 34.60 N 02 33.93 W
( Source: Dive Dorset )

Picture: HMS M 2
From the Air and Sea Vol 2. No 6, Public domain

Last updated: January 2021