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H.M.S. E.13 (1914-1915)
(In English: n/a)

British Submarine of the E-Class

E-Class Submarine (HMS E.14 is shown)

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Classification

Type:

Submarine

Class:

E-Class (2nd Group)

Navy:

- Royal Navy

Motto:

Success only by Exertion

Crest:

n/a

Other Ships
in Class:

3 groups: 6 in Group 1 (E.1 to E.6), 15 in Group 2 (E.7 to E.21) and 35 in Group 3 (E.22 to E.56, except E.28)

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Specifications

Built by:

Chatham Dockyard, England

Design:

n/a

Laid down:

December 16, 1912

Launched:

September 22, 1914

Commissioned:

December 10, 1914 (Completed December 9, 1914)

Decommissioned:

1915

Pennant Number:

93

Int'l Call Sign:

n/a

Displacement:

667 tons Surfaced
807 tons Submerged

Dimensions:

Length:

Beam:

Draught:

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55.6 m

6.9 m

3.8 m

Complement:

31 (3 Officers and 28 Ratings)

Propulsion:

2 x 800hp Diesel Engines
2 x 420hp Electric Motors
Twin screws

Range:

3000 miles surfaced at 10 knots
99 miles submerged at 3 knots

Armament:

2 bow 18-inch Torpedo Tubes
2 beam 18-inch Torpedo Tubes
1 stern 18-inch Torpedo Tube
10 Torpedoes carried
1 x 6pdr. Deck gun (4 inches)

Speed:

14 knots Surfaced
9.5 knots Submerged

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History

Date:

Military Service:

December 10, 1914
- August 15, 1915

Joined the 8th Flotilla at Harwich, England. Engaged for North Sea patrols.

August 15, 1915

Sailed from Harwich at 1800 with the E.8 for the Baltic.

August 18, 1915

Due to a compass failure, the E.13 ran aground on the Danish Island of Saltholm, at around 2300 hours

August 19, 1915

Attacked and destroyed by German Torpedo Boats off Copenhagen, Denmark

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December 14, 1921

Sold to Petersen and Albeck, Denmark

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Commanders

Date:

Commanding Officer:

October 1914
- August 19, 1915

Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Layton

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Notes

None

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Sources:

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Baltic Assignment, by Michael Wilson, Leo Cooper, London 1985

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Rec. Number: E13, The Royal Navy Submarine museum

44You are also referred to the Naval Bibliography

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