H.M.S. E 52 (1917)

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H.M.S. E 52 (1917)
Pendant Number: E.52[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Launched: 25 Jan, 1917[3]
Commissioned: Mar, 1917[4]
Sold: Jan, 1921[5]
H.M.S. E 52 was one of fifty-seven "E" class submarines completed in Britain before and during the Great War.

Service

On the night of 1 November 1917, while patrolling near a buoy both sides used as a navigational mark, E 52 encountered UC 63 in transit north of the Dover Net Barrage. Attacking on the surface and keeping the moon on the far side of his quarry, he made a successful torpedo attack, leaving only a single survivor, whose offered an account of the loss of his boat:[6]

The night being very cold, the Navigating Warrant Officer, who was O.O.W., sent the A.B. below to get some coffee. In the meantime, the engineer of the boat came on the bridge and stood talking to the O.O.W., who, in consequence, failed to keep a proper look-out. The Petty Officer, chancing to look to port, suddenly saw a submarine on the surface... 'U.C. 63' had just started to turn when she was struck by a torpedo amidships.

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. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 6.
  7. Phillips Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/173. f. 184.
  8. Phillips Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/173. f. 184.

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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