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E30

Built By: Armstrong Whitworth (Tyne)
Build Group: E Group 3
Fate: Lost on 22nd November 1916 in the North sea. Possibly mined off Orford Ness

Roll of Honour

H J Bentley  Leading Stoker MID
G N Biggs  Lieutenant Commander
E W Bowley  Able Seaman
W H Bucks  Petty Officer
W G Combes  Petty Officer
S Crocker  Stoker
R B Farwell  Lieutenant
A R Fleming  Petty Officer French Med Militaire
A H Hand  Able Seaman
T A Haywood  Petty Officer Stoker
B Hedge  Stoker
J Henderson  Engine Room Artificer
H Hurlock  Leading Seaman
J Johnston  Stoker
J Jones  Telegraphist
J R Jones  Telegraphist
J G Langridge  Able Seaman
W C Leonard  Leading Signalman
J May  Chief Engine Room Artificer
S A Meats  Lieutenant RNR
J W Morris  Stoker
W Potter  Leading Seaman
J W Presswell  Leading Seaman
H C Reeves  Able Seaman
T F Rennison  Stoker
A Ridges  Able Seaman
A C Roberts  Engine Room Artificer
A W Snowdon  Stoker
H Stevens  Stoker
R Travers  Engine Room Artificer
FCH Volze  Able Seaman
T W Wellfare  Leading Stoker

 

Four members of the crew of died on 7th Apr 1916. The deaths resulted from an accident in which there were explosions in Nos. 1, 2 & 3 batteries. Those who died were:

  • L/Sea Ernest Arthur Bonnamy 234265
  • AB Edward Albert Howard 230663
  • PO Tel Robert Larcombe 309324
  • Sto 1 J Smith K9252

L/Sea Ernest Arthur Bonnamy was returned to his family and was buried in the Paddington Cemetery in Willesden Lane, Kilburn, London.

The other three ratings were buried in the Blyth Cemetery in Links Road, Blyth, Northumberland.


Stoker Robert James Pudner (O/N K20273) was a member of the crew of Submarine E30 and he is reported to have died on 20th Dec 1915. He is understood to have drowned but the circumstances are not known. However his body was recovered and was returned to his parents in his home town of Okehampton in Devon.

His death was reported in the Western Times of 24th December 1915 as follows:

OKEHAMTON SAILOR ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED

Mr. & Mrs. Pudner, of East Street, Okehampton, received the sad news from the Admiralty Wednesday that their son, Robert James Pudner, 1st Class Stoker of HMS Titania, was accidentally drowned. Mr. Robert Pudner was twenty years of age last birthday.

He joined the Navy about two years ago, and served for some time on HMS FORESIGHT. On the outbreak of war he proceeded to the North Sea, and was away twelve months before he had his first leave. He visited his parents at Okehampton last August.

His body has been recovered, and arrangements are being made for the remains to be brought home. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. & Mrs. Pudner in their sad bereavement.

Deceased was a promising young man, and was much respected by all who knew him.


Events

01-12-1914 : Laid Down
29-06-1915 : Launched
01-11-1915 : Completed
20-12-1915 : Stoker Robert James Pudner (O/N K20273) was a member of the crew of Submarine E30 and he is understood to have drowned but the circumstances are not known. However his body was recovered and was returned to his parents in his home town of Okehampton in Devon.
07-04-1916 : Four members of the crew of died from an accident in which there were explosions in Nos. 1, 2 & 3 batteries.
22-11-1916 : Lost in the North sea. Possibly mined off Orford Ness. E30 left Harwich on November 15th. The minefield was not located until 25th November.


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