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Name: L 5
Type: Submarine
Keel: 23/08/1916
Launched: 26/01/1918
Completed: 15/05/1918
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1037
Dimensions: 1070disp subm, 890disp surf, 231.0 x 23.5 x 14.0ft
Engines: 2 x diesel engines 2400hp, 2 x electric motors 1600hp
Engines by:
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 10.5knots subm, 17.5knots surf
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 4ins gun, 6 x 18ins torpedoes
History:
15/05/1918 British Royal Navy
28/08/1930 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Admiralty L Class (Group 1) of submarines
28/08/1930: Sold for 3684 for breaking up at Charlestown by Metal Industries Ltd


Above photo, showing L5 passing Jarrow, courtesy of Terry Summerson

Above photo, showing L5 passing North Shields, courtesy of Terry Summerson

Above 2 photos courtesy of Photoship

Above photo, showing L5's engine room, courtesy of Terry Summerson