A Salvage Worker Making His Perilous Way Up The Stern Of Stricken Submarine Hms Thetis In An Affort To Make Fast A Hawser Hms Thetis (n25) Was A Group 1 T-class Submarine Of The Royal Navy Which Served Under Two Names. Under Her First Identity Hms Th

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANL/REX (1808030a) A Salvage Worker Making His Perilous Way Up The Stern Of Stricken Submarine Hms Thetis In An Affort To Make Fast A Hawser Hms Thetis (n25) Was A Group 1 T-class Submarine Of The Royal Navy Which Served Under Two Names. Under Her First Identity Hms Thetis She Commenced Sea Trials On 4 March 1939. She Sank During Trials On 1 June 1939 With The Loss Of 99 Lives. She Was Salvaged Repaired And Recommissioned As Hms Thunderbolt Serving In The Atlantic And Mediterranean Theatres Until She Was Lost With All Hands On 14 March 1943.[1] This Makes Thetis One Of The Few Military Vessels That Have Been Lost Twice With Her Crew In Their Service History. Thetis Was Built By Cammell Laird In Birkenhead England And Launched On 29 June 1938. After Completion Trials Were Delayed Because The Forward Hydroplanes Jammed But Eventually Started In Liverpool Bay Under Lieutenant Commander Guy Bolus. Thetis Left Birkenhead For Liverpool Bay To Conduct Her Final Diving Trials Accompanied By The Tug Grebecock. As Well As Her Normal Complement Of 59 Men She Was Carrying Technical Observers From Cammell Laird And Other Naval Personnel A Total Of 103 Men. The First Dive Was Attempted At About 14:00 On 1 June 1939. The Submarine Was Too Light To Dive So A Survey Of The Water In The Various Tanks On Board Was Made. One Of The Checks Was Whether The Internal Torpedo Tubes Were Flooded. A Salvage Worker Making His Perilous Way Up The Stern Of Stricken Submarine Hms Thetis In An Affort To Make Fast A Hawser Hms Thetis (n25) Was A Group 1 T-class Submarine Of The Royal Navy Which Served Under Two Names. Under Her First Identity Hms Th