Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: E Group 2
Fate: On 22 August 1916, E16 was sighted on the surface some thirty-five miles east of Yarmouth by the sister submarine E38. A group of warships was also sighted by E38 a short while later. Splashes were seen on the surface in the distance which may have been depth charges exploding. There were also reports of German warships attacking a periscope on the same day. E16 did not return from patrol and was presumed to have been lost.

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The wreck of Submarine E16 was found in early 2001 by a German diver, Rolf Schuett, in the Heligoland Bight north of the Dutch Island of Terschelling. It was found to have a large, gaping hole in the hull, which indicates a mine or a torpedo explosion.

It was thought E16 was sunk after entering a minefield from the swept channel – the reported damage may be the confirmation of this theory. The divers reported a second submarine wreck in close proximity to E16.

Roll of Honour

J W Anfield  Leading Seaman
F J Beard  Leading Seaman
E W Bevan  Engine Room Artificer DSM
Bowler  Able Seaman
W H Bulbeck  Able Seaman
Butcher  Able Seaman
A G Cameron  Sub-Lieutenant DSC & MID
Carpenter  Stoker
W G Castle  Petty Officer
S A Claridge  Telegraphist
K J Duff-Dunbar  Lieutenant Commander DSO
Edkins  Stoker
P J Frampton  Able Seaman
A D Gibson-Carmichael  Sub-Lieutenant
H H Grice  Stoker
Hegarty  Stoker
Horgan  Stoker Petty Officer
Lake  Petty Officer
G E Morgan  Engine Room Artificer
E J Page  Able Seaman
H W Peerless 
W G Pickering  Leading Stoker
J S Prior  Stoker
W S Reid  Chief Engine Room Artificer RNR
P W Sharps  Stoker
Thornton  Leading Seaman
A E Wade  Engine Room Artificer DSM
Wilbraham  Engine Room Artificer


14-10-1912 : Laid Down
23-09-1914 : Launched
26-02-1915 : Completed
26-07-1915 : HMS E16 torpedoed destroyer V188 off the German Coast on 26 July 1915.
22-08-1916 : E16 was last sighted thirty-five miles east of Yarmouth by HMS E38. E38 later observed a group of warships moving north, in the vicinity of Terschelling, Splashes were seen near to one of the warships which may have been depth charges exploding. Reports of enemy vessels attacking a periscope on the 22nd August may have been against E16.


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