Holland 5

"Holland 5" was the last of the five Holland class submarines ordered by the British Admiralty to evaluate the potential of the submarine with the Royal Navy [ [http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/ACHWS_Annual_report_2004.pdf Advisory Committee on Historic Wreck Sites Annual report 2004] ] [ [http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/ACHWS_annual_report_2005.pdf Advisory Committee on Historic Wreck Sites Annual report 2005] ] . It is thought that she had one of the first periscopes ever designed. [ [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/em2004/uksiem_20043249_en.pdf Explanatory note to the staturory instrument giving protection] ]


*1902 Commissioned
*1912 Foundered off Beachy Head, Sussex

Wreck discovery and research

*2000 Wreck of submarine discovered at a depth of 30m
* April 2001 The Archaeological Diving Unit conducted sonar scan and confirmed identity as Holland V
*4 January 2005 The Department of Culture Media and Sport announced that the wreck was designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act [http://www.culture.gov.uk/Reference_library/Press_notices/archive_2005/dcms001_05.htm DCMA press release on protection of Holland V] ] .
* August 2005 and August 2006, amateur archaeologists have the opportunity to dive the wreck as part of a research programme led by official licensee Innes McCartney and nominated archaeologist Mark Beattie-Edwards [ [http://www.nasportsmouth.org.uk/projects/holland5.php Holland V archaeological research project] ] , under the auspices of the Nautical Archaeology Society.


ee also

* Royal Naval Submarine Service
* Holland 1
* Archaeology of shipwrecks
* List of designations under the Protection of Wrecks Act
* Maritime archaeology
* Underwater archaeology
* Nautical Archaeology Society

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/southern_counties/4145849.stm BBC news report of the protectection of the wreck]
* [http://www.totnes-bsac.co.uk/heinke/Totnes_SAC_Heinke_presentation_2006.pdf A report on diving the wreck] from the 2006 Heinke trophy winning submission of Totnes SAC
* [http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/great_britain/submarines/pages/holland_class/holland_5_page_1.htm MaritimeQuest HMS Holland 5 Pages]

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