HMS E6


HMS E6

HMS "E6" was a British E class submarine built by Vickers Barrow-in-Furness. She was laid down on 12 November 1911 and was commissioned on 17 October 1913. She cost £106,900.

"E6" had a short career in World War I. On 5 August 1914, she was towed by the light cruiser HMS "Attentive" to Teschelling along with HMS E8 which was towed by the destroyer HMS "Ariel". "E6" and "E8" then made the first Heligoland Bight Patrol.

Then on 28 August 1914, "E6" and "E8" other boats took positions in a planned raid against the German Heligoland Bight Patrol using surface ships.Then on 25 September 1914, "E6" fouled on 2 mines in Heligoland Bight but she escaped. "E6" was mined on 26 December 1915 in the North Sea off Harwich.

References

* "Submarines, War Beneath The Sea, From 1776 To The Present Day", by Robert Hutchinson.
* "The Royal Navy Submarine Service, A Centennial History", by Antony Preston.


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