- HMS E1
HMS "E1" (laid down as HMS "D9") was a
British E class submarinebuilt by Chatham Dockyardand cost £101,700. "E1" was laid down on 14 February 1911. She was launched on 9 November 1912 and was commissioned on 6 May 1913. During World War Ishe was part of the British submarine flotilla in the Baltic.
She worked with
HMS E5and reconnoitered the Skagerrakas a prelude to sending submarines into the Baltic. Then on 15 October 1914, she and HMS E9sailed from Gorlestonin a successful attempt to penetrate the German defences and enter the Baltic. On 18 October 1914, "E1" unsuccessfully attacked the armoured cruiser"Fürst Bismarck" in Kiel Bay. On 19 August 1915, she torpedoed and damaged the German battlecruiser "Moltke" (23,000 tons) during the Battle of the Gulf of Riga.
"E1" met her fate on 3 April 1918 outside
Helsinki, convert|1.5|nmi|km|1 off HarmajaLight in the Gulf of Finland. She was scuttled by her crew, along with E8, E9, E19, C26, C27, and C35 to avoid seizure by advancing German forces which had landed nearby.
* "Submarines, war beneath the waves, from 1776 to the present day", by Robert Hutchinson.
* "The Royal Navy Submarine Service, A Centennial History", by Antony Preston.
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* [http://users.tkk.fi/~jaromaa/Navygallery/Submarines/submarines.htm Finnish Submarines] in [http://users.tkk.fi/~jaromaa/Navygallery/ Finnish Navy in World War II]
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