H.M.S. E 41 (1915)

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H.M.S. E 41 (1915)
Pendant Number: E.41[1]
Builder: Cammell Laird[2]
Launched: 22 Oct, 1915[3]
Commissioned: Feb, 1916[4]
Sold: Sep, 1922[5]
H.M.S. E 41 was one of fifty-seven "E" class submarines completed in Britain before and during the Great War.

Service

E 41 struck the submerged E 4 as the other submarine was conducting a mock submerged attack on her. The accident caused both subs to sink, E 41 receiving the better of it, as she was on the surface. Nonetheless, she sank in just 90 seconds, with the loss of 18 of her crew. One man, Stoker Petty Officer William Brown, escaped from the sunken submarine an hour and a half after it sank.[6]

E 41 was raised and returned to service in mid-1917.

At the end of 1920, she was one of nine "E" class boats of Group "H" in reserve at Rosyth under the collective command of Lieutenant Victor C. Dorman-Smith, and tender to Dolphin.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. pp. 82, 85.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 88.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 88.
  4. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 21. p. 39.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 88.
  6. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 67.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  8. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 67.
  9. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  10. Poland Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/306. f. 322.
  11. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  12. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  13. Dorman-Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/24. f.24.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  15. Dorman-Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/24. f.24.

Bibliography


"E" Class Submarine
E 1 Group
E 1 E 2 E 3 E 4 E 5
E 6 E 7 E 8 AE 1 AE 2
E 9 Group
E 9 E 10 E 11 E 12 E 13
E 14 E 15 E 16 E 17 E 18
E 19 E 20 E 21 E 22 E 23
E 25 E 26 E 27 E 29 E 30
E 31 E 32 E 33 E 35 E 36
E 37 E 38 E 39 E 40 E 42
E 43 E 44 E 47 E 48 E 49
  E 50 E 52 E 53  
  E 54 E 55 E 56  
Minelayers
  E 24 E 34 E 41  
  E 45 E 46 E 51  
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