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1911 - 1924: E Class

On 7th March 1916 Submarine E5 was on patrol in the North Sea north of Juist Island when it was sighted by a German Battle Cruiser SMS Seydlitz. An attack was carried out on the Submarine - apparently without effect. Later a Submarine, believed to be E5, was sighted by German Cruiser SMS Regensburg further east and close by a German minefield off the west of the Ems River. Submarine E5 was not seen again and is thought to have been lost in the minefield.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Aldred, Albert  Stoker 1st Class  K 12395    27
Arnold, William James  Petty Officer  197172    35
Atkinson, Henry Warkman  Able Seaman  J 12152    22
Bassett, John Thomas  Leading Seaman  203189    32
Bonner, William Arthur  Leading Stoker  K 13881    28
RN DoB 06/11/1887. Actual 06/11/1884
Bor, Thomas Humphrey  Lieutenant (RNR)      24
Buchanan, Philip  Engine Room Artificer (RNR)  EA 1407    26
Chinn, Robert Leonard  Stoker 1st Class  K 14836    21
Clarke, Lewis Alfred  Leading Stoker     
Died in Pembroke Dock Naval Hospital followingan explosion occurred inside E5s Main Engines on 08/06/1913
Cowburn, Francis Garratt  Stoker Petty Officer  309136    31
Crane, Arthur Thomas  Leading Telegraphist  J6686 (Po)    25
It is reported that he was accidentally lost overboard and drowned 24/02/1916
Dale, Alan Denzil  Stoker 1st Class  K 15770    25
Davis, Frederick William  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  M 496    22
Edwards, Harrington Douty  Lieutenant Commander    DSO  30
Commanding Officer
Goff, George  Stoker 1st Class  K 20958    24
Greenall, James Alexander  Chief Engine Room Artificer     
Killed 08/06/1913 when an explosion occurred inside E5s Main Engines
Kingcome, Howard William  Signalman  J 11519    20
Lane, Joseph Frederick  Stoker 1st Class  K 16052    23
Lefever, James  Able Seaman  J 11476    22
McDowell, William  Leading Seaman  211344    33
Moore, George Frederick  Stoker 1st Class  K 14005    22
Moore, Walter Lancelot  Engineer Commander     
Lost both legs and an arm and suffered third degree burns 08/06/1913 when an explosion occurred inside E5s Main Engines. Died in hospital at Pembroke Dock
Morris, Ernest Richard  Chief Engine Room Artificer  268807    40
Oates, Charles John  Able Seaman  J 4526    24
Owen, Arthur Robert  Petty Officer  199878    32
Parker, William  Able Seaman  J 6076    22
Parrell, Charles  Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  270476    35
Pendred, Alfred Joseph  Petty Officer  J 2418    25
Powell, Robert Albert  Leading Stoker  K 798    27
RN DoB 27/04/1888. Actual 27/04/1887
Rice, Cecil Frank  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  M 7200    28
Shepherd, William Edwin  Boy Telegraphist  J 35848    17
Smith, Ernest  Stoker 1st Class  K 17473    21
Thirlwell, Arthur Robert  Able Seaman  235171    27
Watson, Sidney Frederick  Lieutenant      22

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

A Tribute To Submariners

I have often looked for an opportunity of paying tribute to our submariners.

There is no branch of His Majesty's Forces which in this war has suffered the same proportion of total loss as our submarine service.

It is the most dangerous of all services.

That is perhaps the reason why the First Lord tells me that the entry into it is keenly sought by Officers and Men.

I feel sure the House would wish to testify its gratitude and admiration to our Submariners for their Skill - Courage and Devotion which has proved of inestimable value to the sustenance of our country.

Winston Churchill

We Will Remember Them

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