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E9

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: E Group 2
Fate: Scuttled in Hesingfors Bay on 3 April, 1918 to avoid her falling into German hands.

Submarine E9 was one of the boats of the Baltic Submarine Flotilla.

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Events

01-06-1912 : Laid Down
29-10-1913 : Launched
16-06-1914 : Completed
13-09-1914 : The first offensive success by a British submarine was scored by E9, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Max Horton, who had 'stood by' his boat during her construction at Barrow

On 13th September, 1914, Horton sighted the German cruiser Hela near Heligoland, closed to 600 yards and fired two torpedoes, one of which struck amidships. Hela sank and E9 was hunted for the remainder of the day but successfully escaped

During her next patrol in the Bight, E9 sank the destroyer S116.
17-12-1915 : HMS E9 sinks the German Cruiser Bremen and V191 in the East Baltic
06-07-1916 : One member of the crew of E9 was taken ill and died. He was L/Sto Frederick Charles Langridge
20-03-1917 : L/Sea James Buss died from influenza or pneumonia.
03-04-1918 : Scuttled in Hesingfors Bay to prevent her falling into German hands.


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