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HMS E49
Career
Name: HMS E49
Builder: Swan Hunter, Wallsend
Laid down: 15 February 1915
Commissioned: 14 December 1916
Fate: Mined, 12 March 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 E49 was an E-class submarine built by Swan Hunter, Wallsend for the Royal Navy. She was laid down on 15 February 1915 and was commissioned on 14 December 1916.

E49 was mined off the Shetland Islands on 12 March 1917. The minefield was laid by the German U-boat UC-76 on 10 March 1917. There were no survivors.

E49 now lies 96 ft (29 m) down with her bows blown off.

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. 

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