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E10

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: E Group 2
Fate: Submarine E10 had been sent to patrol off the North-North West of Heligoland on 18th January 1915. The submarine parted company with the sister submarine E5 in the early evening of 18th January and was not seen again.

It was thought at the time that E10 was mined on or about 18th January – the recent discovery of the wreck of the submarine confirmed that she did hit a mine.
All hands were lost in this incident.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that the loss took place on 21 January 1915 which, it is assumed, is the day the submarine should have arrived back at Harwich.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Ayling, Frank Stuart  Able Seaman  236228    24
Barby, Alexander Henry  Able Seaman  237567    25
Bathard, Alfred William  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  271401    34
Blackburn, Layton  Leading Seaman  217575    30
Briggs, Henry Sydney  Able Seaman  219065    28
Collins, Charles Frederick  Able Seaman  226346    28
At birth Collins, Frederick Charles Served as Collins, Charles Frederick. RN DoB 17/10/1886. Actual 17/10/1885
Cross, Frederick James  Acting Leading Stoker  305745    29
Driscoll, Henry  Able Seaman  J823    23
At birth Driscoll, Henry James Thomas Served as Driscoll, Henry.
Dyer, Arthur Edward  Petty Officer (RNR)  188723    33
Falconer, Percy Albert Gordon  Acting Lieutenant      26
Fraser, William St John  Lieutenant Commander (CO)      31
Gray, Edward William  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  M 1333    30
Hannen, Frederick  Stoker 1st Class  K 7930    25
Hanson, Robert  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class  270112    36
Hayler, William Middleton  Signalman  J5130    21
Hopkinson, Ernest  Stoker 1st Class  304121    29
Irish, Cranston John  Able Seaman  216724    28
At birth Irish, Cranstone John Henry Served as Irish, Cranston John.
Keene, Alfred  Stoker 1st Class  K 6628    28
RN DoB 10/01/1888 actual 10/01/1887
Lampard, Ernest William  Stoker 1st Class  K14536    20
Lawrence, Percy Herbert  Stoker 1st Class  K 9196    24
At birth Lawrence, Percy Herbert George Served as Lawrence, Percy Herbert.
McBain, William  Stoker 1st Class  K16457    22
Page, William  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  271400    32
Phillips, Charles  Chief Stoker  282526    38
Rowan, Thomas  Petty Officer  181381    35
Thompson, Richard  Petty Officer  195613    33
Upton, Edward Ernest Llewelyn  Leading Seaman  224723    28
Walker, Percy  Leading Stoker  K 379    29
Weller, Sidney Herbert  Stoker 1st Class  K10135    23
Whitaker, Trevor  Lieutenant (RNR)      23
White, Philip William  Leading Telegraphist  J3618    22
Wright, Albert Edward  Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class  270556    36

Events

10-07-1912 : Laid Down
29-11-1913 : Launched
10-08-1914 : Completed
18-01-1915 : HMS E10 sailed from Harwich for operations NNW of Heligoland. No further contact was made with the submarine after parting company with HMS E5 at 1950 on the evening of the 18th. The recent discovery of the wreck of the submarine confirmed that she hit a mine. All hands were lost in this incident.
Comments

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The finding of the E10 was a great surprise to our family. Decades wondering what happened to PAG Falconer; my great-uncle. Percy Albert Gordon had only been married a couple of weeks before the E10 sank.
   David Falconer Fri, 13 Jul 2018

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