SUBMARINES:  CHATHAM BUILT

HM Submarine X1

Laid down on 1 November 1921 X1 was launched by Mrs Kiddle on 16 June 1923.
From her completion in September 1925 to March 1926, X1 carried out trials and operated from Chatham. Her dockyard movements during this time are shown below.
On completion of trials she moved to the Mediterranean and there she remained until returning home for a refit in 1930.
In February 1931 an engine room explosion injured 12 crew and just six days later, the boat was reduced to one third crew. Transferred to the Reserve Fleet in 1934 she was then scrapped in December 1936.

X1 was the largest submarine in the world when launched. Not only was she the largest submarine to be built at Chatham, she was also the largest submarine built for the Royal Navy before Nuclear submarines were launched.

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HMS/m X1:  Dockyard Movements
from Launch to March 1926
16/06/1923
River to Lock
18/06/1923
Lock to Basin
03/07/1923
Basin to River then passed up onto No.7 slipway
20/12/1923
River to Basin
14/01/1924
Basin to River
19/01/1924
River to Lock for Weekend
21/01/1924
Lock to Basin
02/06/1924
Basin to River
10/06/1924
River to Basin
16/09/1924
Basin to River
25/09/1924
River to Basin
13/01/1925
Basin to River
30/01/1925
River to Basin
09/02/1925
Basin to River
14/02/1925
River to Basin
03/03/1925
Basin to River
05/03/1925
River to Basin
12/09/1925
Basin to River
16/09/1925
River to Lock for night
17/09/1925
Lock to Basin
24/09/1925
Basin to River
16/10/1925
River to Basin
15/02/1926
Basin to River
22/02/1926
River to Basin
01/03/1926
Basin to River
03/03/1926
River to Basin
29/03/1926
Basin to River





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