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HMS E36
Career
Name: HMS E36
Builder: John Brown, Clydebank
Laid down: 7 January 1915
Commissioned: 16 November 1916
Fate: Sunk after collision, 19 January 1917
General characteristics
Class & type: E-class submarine
Displacement: 662 long tons (673 t) (surfaced)
807 long tons (820 t) (submerged)
Length: 181 ft (55 m)
Beam: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Installed power: 3,200 hp (2,400 kW) (diesel engines)
1,680 hp (1,250 kW) (electric motors)
Propulsion: 2 × diesel engines
2 × electric motors
2 × screws
Speed: 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h) (surfaced)
10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h) (submerged)
Range: 3,000 nmi (3,500 mi; 5,600 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h) (surfaced)
65 nmi (75 mi; 120 km) at 5 kn (5.8 mph; 9.3 km/h) (surfaced)
Complement: 30
Armament: 5 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes (2 bow, 2 beam, 1 stern), 1 × 12-pounder gun

HMS E36 was an E-class submarine built by John Brown, Clydebank for the Royal Navy. She was laid down on 7 January 1915 and was commissioned on 16 November 1916.

E36 was sunk in a collision with E43 off Harwich in the North Sea on 19 January 1917. There were no survivors.

15 September 2013 a 70 years old Dutch fisherman, Hans Eelman, found a large metal object near the island of Texel, using sonar. The object was thought to be the wreck of a submarine of the E-type and was thought to be E36, but later reports proved this wasn't the case. The exact location remains a mystery.

References

  • Hutchinson, Robert (2001). Jane's Submarines: War Beneath the Waves from 1776 to the Present Day. London: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-00-710558-8. OCLC 53783010. 

External links

  • [1] Article: WWI submarine found near Texel
  • [2] Article: sunken vessel near Texel not submarine after all.

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