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Submarine HMS "E2"

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Topic: Submarine HMS "E2"
Posted By: Mal Murray
Subject: Submarine HMS "E2"
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2012 at 15:43
This submarine should NOT be confused with the Australian Submarine "AE2".


HMS E2 (originally ordered as HMS D10) was a - British E class submarine built by - Chatham Dockyard . E2 was laid down on 14 February 1911 and launched on 23 November 1912.

She was sold 7 March 1921 to B Zammit, - Malta . -

Name: HMS E2
Builder: - HM Dockyard, Chatham
Laid down: 14 February 1911
Launched: 23 November 1912
Fate: Sold, 7 March 1921
General characteristics
Class and type: - E class - submarine
Displacement: 665 long tons (676 t) surfaced
796 long tons (809 t) submerged
Length: 178 ft (54 m)
Beam: 15 ft 5 in (4.70 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 1,750 hp (1,305 kW) diesel
2 × 600 hp (447 kW) electric
2 screws
Speed: 15 - knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) surfaced
9.5 knots (17.6 km/h; 10.9 mph) submerged
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
65 nmi (120 km) at 5 kn (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph)
Complement: 30
Armament: 4 × - 18-inch (450-mm) torpedo tubes (1 bow, 2 beam, 1 stern)">Lt-Cmdr D de B Stocks on deck after a mission  in the Dardanelles, circa. August 1915

Lt-Cmdr D de B Stocks on deck after a mission in the Dardanelles, circa. August 1915

Posted By: Mal Murray
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2012 at 15:46
And more on this vessel. -
Type: E Class Group One
Pennant No.: I.82  
Laid Down: 14th February 1911 as D.10 HM Dockyard, Chatham.
Commissioned: 30th June 1913. Lt. Cdr. E. de B. Stocks.
Commander: 1913
31st December 1914
Lt. Cdr. E. de B. Stocks.
Lt. Cdr. S. Gravener.
Lt. P.H. Bonham-Carter.
Lt. Cdr. E. de B. Stocks.
Complement: 31 3 Officers, 28 Ratings.
Service Career: 1914 - 8th Flotilla.
1915 - Dardanelles Flotilla.
HMS Maidstone, Harwich.
Hindu Kush at Mudros, Lemnos.
H.M.S. Adamant, Brindisi.
  This boat was laid down as D.10.

E2 operated on patrol in the Marmara with E11 with some success, between 13th August and 14th September, and also attempted to cut the Constantinople-Adrianople railway line by sending the First Lieutenant, Lt. L.V. Lyon, ashore with a demolition charge.   Although a loud explosion was heard, nothing more was ever seen of Lyon.

E2 became entangled in nets during the passage up the Narrows which badly strained the gun mounting.   It took some two days hard work before the gun was serviceable.   Then, in an action with E11 against a Turkish 'Q' ship the mounting collapsed, but E2's hard-pressed engineering department once again effected temporary repairs that enabled the submarine, with E11, to carry out a very successful bombarment at Mudania.

E2 was the last British submarine to be recalled from the Marmara on 2nd January 1916.

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