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H49

Built By: Beardmore (Clyde)
Build Group: H
Fate: 18 October 1940 - Depth charged west of Texel Island. One survivor, George Oliver.

Roll of Honour

J Amery  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
A Boyes  Stoker Petty Officer
E Caie  Leading Telegraphist
A Carew-Hunt  Lieutenant
F Coleman  Able Seaman
R Coltart  Lieutenant
W Cotton  Chief Engine Room Artificer
R Cripps  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
J Davidson  Chief Petty Officer
L Dearden  Sub-Lieutenant
C Edmonds  Able Seaman
E Feary  Petty Officer
T Gasser  Telegraphist
W Goffe-Wood  Stoker 1st Class
D Herrett  Stoker 1st Class
F Hills  Leading Signalman
H Hobbs  Able Seaman
J Hull  Telegraphist
A Knowles  Leading Signalman
S McKay  Able Seaman
C Peterkin  1st Lieutenant
F Simpson  Stoker 1st Class
P Soar  Stoker 1st Class
R Stevens  Able Seaman
E West  Leading Stoker
C White  Able Seaman

 

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Events

21-01-1918 : Laid Down
15-07-1919 : Launched
25-10-1919 : Commissioned
16-09-1940 : HMS H 49 fired 4 torpedoes at a large, 16 ship, convoy and 8 bunched ships were fired at without success.
18-10-1940 : HMS H-49 sunk by UJ116 and UJ118 off the Dutch coast

H49 put to sea from Harwich on with orders to patrol off the Dutch coast. At 1510 the submarine sighted a German anti-submarine flotilla of five vessels at a distance of 3000 yards, the flotilla also spotted the submarine. H49 immediately dived to 60 feet and depth charges began to fall around her. The submarine endured over two hours of depth charge attacks until 1850 when a large oil slick was sighted on the surface by the attacking vessels - marking the end of H49.
18-10-1940 : Stoker George Oliver floated to the surface unconscious, without a DSEA set, after a depth charge attack opened up the hull. He was the only survivor. He was rescued and revived by the German Navy, became a POW.


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