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Name: M 3
Type: Submarine Monitor
Keel: 08/12/1916
Launched: 19/10/1918
Completed: 14/07/1920
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 911
Dimensions: 1600disp surf, 1950disp subm, 290.0 x 24.7 x 15.75ft
Engines: 2 x 2400bhp oil engines, 2 x 1600hp electric motors
Engines by: Possibly by Armstrong, Whitworth
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 9.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12.0ins, 1 x 3.0ins AA guns; 4 x 12.0ins bow torpedoes
History:
14/07/1920 British Royal Navy
13/04/1932 Broken up
Comments: Laid down as a K class submarine, to be named K20
1917: Renamed M3
Main gun loaded on the surface but fired when all but the muzzel submerged
1928: Guns removed and converted to a minelayer
13/04/1932: Arrived at J Cashmore, Newport for breaking up


Above photo as original monitor configuration

Above 2 photos as converted to a minelayer