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HMS E5
Career
Name: HMS E5
Builder: Vickers, Barrow
Cost: £106,700
Laid down: 9 June 1911
Commissioned: 28 June 1913
Fate: Sunk by mine, 7 March 1916
General characteristics
Class & type: E-class submarine
Displacement: 665 long tons (676 t) (surfaced)
796 long tons (809 t) (submerged)
Length: 178 ft (54 m)
Beam: 15 ft 5 in (4.70 m)
Installed power: 3,500 hp (2,600 kW) (diesel engines)
1,200 hp (890 kW) (electric motors)
Propulsion: 2 × diesel engines
2 × electric motors
2 × screws
Speed: 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h) (surfaced)
9.5 kn (10.9 mph; 17.6 km/h) (submerged)
Range: 3,000 nmi (3,500 mi; 5,600 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h)
65 nmi (75 mi; 120 km) at 5 kn (5.8 mph; 9.3 km/h)
Complement: 30
Armament: 4 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes (1 bow, 2 beam, 1 stern)

HMS E5 was a British E class submarine built by Vickers Barrow-in-Furness. She was laid down on 9 June 1911 and was commissioned on 28 June 1913. She cost £106,700.

Service history

E5 had a very short career before and after her commissioning. She had an engine room explosion on 8 June 1913, 20 days before commissioning. 13 were killed.

E5 met her fate while rescuing the survivors of trawler Resono just north of Juist in the North Sea; she was mined on the 7 March 1916.

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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