- HMS A7
HMS "A7" was an early
Royal Navy submarine.
She was a member of Group Two of the first British A-class of submarines (a second, much different A-class submarine appeared towards the end of the
Second World War). Like all members of her class, she was built at Vickers Barrow-in-Furness.
She sank in
Whitsand Bay, Cornwallon 16 January 1914 with the loss of her crew whilst carrying out dummy torpedoattacks on HMS "Onyx" (her tender) and HMS "Pygmy". An oil slick was seen and the location marked. Several attempts were made to salvage her over the next month by attaching hausers to the eye-ring on the bow but her stern was too deeply embedded in the mud and the hausers parted without pulling her out. She lies today where she sunk, in about 40 metres of water. In 2001 she was declared as one of sixteen wrecks in UK waters designated as "Controlled Sites" under the Protection of Military Remains Actby the British Governmentand which cannot be dived without special permission.
*cite web | url = http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/great_britain/submarines/pages/class_overviews/a_class_1902.htm | title = A Class (1902) Submarines Class Overview |work = Maritime Quest | accessdate=2007-08-06
* [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2008/uksi_20080950_en_1 SI 2008/950] Designation under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986
* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/great_britain/submarines/pages/a_1902_class/a_7_page_1.htm MaritimeQuest HMS A-7 Pages]
* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/great_britain/submarines/pages/a_1902_class/a_7_roll_of_honour.htm HMS A-7 Roll of Honour]
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