CH-14 (1915)

CH-14 (left) in drydock with sister ship CH-15, probably c.1921. Royal Canadian Navy photo.

Ship Class
Ship Type
Launched
1915
Commissioned
1921
Decommissioned
1922
AD/BC
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History

HMS H-14 was ordered by the Royal Navy from the United States in 1914, but the neutrality of the US led to the US Government impounding the submarines, and delivery was delayed until after the Americans entered the War. It was attempted to send H-14 to the UK via Bermuda and the Azores, but the first time, she collided with an oiler, and returned to the US for repairs, and the War ended during the second attempt. H-14 was placed in reserve in Bermuda, and she was gifted to Canada in 1919 as HMCS CH-14, commissioning 1 April, 1921. Budget cuts saw her decommissioned 30 June, 1922, and, despite hopes to reactivate the sub, CH-14 was sold for scrapping in 1927.