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H49

Built By: Beardmore (Clyde)
Build Group: H Group 2
Fate: 18 October 1940 - Depth charged west of Texel Island. One survivor, George Oliver.
H49
H49

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Roll of Honour

Amery  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Boyes  Stoker Petty Officer
Caie  Leading Telegraphist
Carew-Hunt  Lieutenant
Coleman  Able Seaman
Coltart  Lieutenant
Cotton  Chief Engine Room Artificer
Cripps  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Davidson  Chief Petty Officer
Dearden  Sub-Lieutenant
Edmonds  Able Seaman
Feary  Petty Officer
Gasser  Telegraphist
Goffe-Wood  Stoker 1st Class
Herrett  Stoker 1st Class
Hills  Leading Signalman
Hobbs  Able Seaman
Hull  Telegraphist
Knowles  Leading Signalman
McKay  Able Seaman
Peterkin  1st Lieutenant
Simpson  Stoker 1st Class
Soar  Stoker 1st Class
Stevens  Able Seaman
West  Leading Stoker
White  Able Seaman

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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