- HMS K4
HMS K4 was a
British K class submarinebuilt by Vickersin Barrow-in-Furness. She was laid down on 28 June 1915and commissioned on 1 January 1917, one year before the end of World War I.
Accident 17 November 1917
17 November 1917, "K4" collided with sister ship HMS K1during an accident off the Danish coast. The light cruiser "Blonde" operating with "K1" had to make a sharp turn to avoid 3 units from the 4th cruiser squardron. And in the confusion, "K4" collided with "K1". The crew of "K1" were rescued and "K1" sunk by the "Blonde".
"K4" was lost on
31 January 1918during the night time fleet exercises later known as the Battle of May Island(Operation E.C.1) when she was attached to the 13th Submarine flotilla. While attempting to avoid a collision with HMS "K3", she became the victim of collisions with HMS "K6" and HMS "K7". She was lost with all hands. The wreck is designated as a "protected place" under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.
* "Submarines, war beneath the waves, from 1776 to the present day", Robert Hutchinson.
* [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2008/uksi_20080950_en_1 SI 2008/0950] Designation under the Protection of Military Remains Act
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