Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: E Group 3
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk by U18 in the North Sea on 25th April 1916. Two members of the crew picked up and landed at Zeebrugge.

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E22 carried two Sopwith Schneider seaplane scouts on her casing. The boat would then submerge in calm waters and the planes would float on the surface. They would then take off and then return to the East coast of England in Felixstowe. The trials were not repeated

On Tuesday 25th April 1916 E22 was on patrol in the North Sea. The submarine was hit and badly damaged by a single torpedo. This had been fired from the German U-Boat UB-18 (Lieutenant Commander Otto Steinbrink). E24 sank immediately.

There were two survivors out of the crew of thirty-three. The survivors were: Sig William Thomas George Harrod J10833 (who was the lookout) and ERA Frederick Samuel Buckingham M3549 who had gone onto the bridge to examine the air whistle just before the torpedo hit. Finding himself in the water he attempted (unsuccessfully) to assist Stoker 1st Class Patrick Flynn. He then assisted (also unsuccessfully) Lieutenant Carles.

Thomas Harrod and Frederick Buckingham were rescued by UB-18 and became a Prisoners of War for the duration in the Prison Camp at Dulmen in Westphalia.

Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Bacon, Harry Sabin  Leading Seaman  238739    24
Bewers, William John Cornelius  Chief Stoker  280241    38
RN DoB 15/05/1877. Actual 15/05/1876
Brewer, James William  Stoker 1st Class  K 16024    21
RN DoB 23/06/1894. Actual 23/06/1896
Carles, Alan James  Lieutenant      22
Carter, Fred  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  M 7328    27
Collier, Edward Des Forges  Lieutenant (RNR)      23
Dadford, Charles Herbert  Stoker 1st Class  K 8711    23
Dimsdale, Reginald Thomas  Lieutenant      30
Commanding Officer
Dumelow, William Henry  Stoker 1st Class  K 7807    27
Dwyer, James  Stoker 1st Class  K 22241    23
RN DoB 08/01/1893. Actual 08/01/1892. At birth Dwyer, Michael James Served as Dwyer, James.
Elliott, Wilfred  Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  270779    35
At birth Elliott, Wilfrid Served as Elliott, Wilfred. RN DoB 11/08/1880. Actual 11/08/1881
Flynn, Patrick  Stoker 1st Class  K 21302    23
Frost, Charles Albert  Petty Officer  183901    36
Hayward, George John  Stoker 1st Class  K16817    22
Hazelton, Harold  Boy Telegraphist  J 38792    17
Hingston, Richard Henry Basset  Stoker 1st Class  K 11199    29
Hood, Charles Robert  Able Seaman  J 406    23
Hoskin, John Cleave  Stoker Petty Officer  300765    35
Hunt, Ernest William  Petty Officer  193302    34
Jecock, George Webster  Able Seaman  J 6004    23
Jelf, Ernest Samuel  Leading Seaman  224881    29
Norton, Harold Frank  Able Seaman  239583    24
Organ, Frederick John  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  M 1694    29
Puckhaber, Herbert Albert Victor  Petty Officer  233222  DSM  28
Rayer, Arthur  Leading Stoker  K 4046    24
Regan, Edward Felix Owen  Able Seaman  J 7543    22
Rook, William  Leading Stoker  K 7179    27
Skinner, William Henry  Leading Stoker  K 3851    24
RN DoB 01/07/1891. Actual 30/01/1893
Skoyles, Henry Thomas  Able Seaman  239694    24
Trebble, John  Able Seaman  SS 3243    25
Woodland, William Robert  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  M 321    30


25-11-1914 : Laid Down
27-08-1915 : Launched
08-11-1915 : Completed
24-04-1916 : E22 was involved in experiments in the North Sea to intercept Zeppelins
25-04-1916 : HMS E22 was on surface passage in the North Sea. At just after 1150 a torpedo fired from the German submarine UB18 struck the vessel sending her immediately to the bottom.

Of the crew of 33 only two survived having been picked up by U18 and taken as Prisoners of War. ERA F S Buckingham and Signalman W T Harrod.


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