H.M.S. E 40 (1916)

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H.M.S. E 40 (1916)
Pendant Number: E.40[1]
Builder: Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company[2]
Launched: 9 Nov, 1916[3]
Commissioned: May, 1917[4]
Sold: Dec, 1921[5]
H.M.S. E 40 was one of fifty-seven "E" class submarines completed in Britain before and during the Great War.

Service

She was one of four "E" class boats of the Second Submarine Flotilla reduced to a Care and Maintenance Party at Devonport on 25 November 1919 as part of a plan to reduce the Atlantic Fleet from four submarine flotillas to three.[6]

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. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Monday, Nov 24, 1919; pg. 19; Issue 42265.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  8. Mark-Wardlaw Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/68. f. 67.
  9. Mark-Wardlaw Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/68. f. 67.
  10. Dorman-Smith Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/119/24. f.24.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  12. 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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