H.M.S. E 54 (1916)

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H.M.S. E 54 (1916)
Pendant Number: E.54[1]
Builder: Beardmore[2]
Launched: 1916[3]
Commissioned: May, 1916[4]
Sold: Dec, 1921[5]
H.M.S. E 54 was one of fifty-seven "E" class submarines completed in Britain before and during the Great War.

Service

On 21 August 1916, E 54 sank UC 10 while it was operating at 51deg 45' N., 3deg 20' E..[6] The submarine repeated this coup on 1 May, 1917, when she sank U 81 after the enemy boat surfaced after torpedoing a surface ship at 51deg N., 13deg W..[7] The boat was under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Raikes on both occasions.

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. 13, though it identifies the lost sub as UC7.
  7. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. pp. 5,13.
  8. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/94. pf. 220, 221.
  9. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/94. pf. 220, 221.

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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