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1911 - 1924: E Class

On 4th September 1915 Submarine E7 was attempting a passage through the Dardanelles into the Sea of Marmora when the starboard propeller became entangled in the anti-submarine nets at Nagara. Despite all efforts the submarine was unable to break free and to avoid being depth charged to destruction the Commanding Officer surfaced the submarine to abandon ship and then scuttled the submarine. All of the crew survived and were made Prisoners of War. However four of the crew died in captivity.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Coates, Asher  Engine Room Artificer (RNR)  EA/1569    31
Died 30/09/1916 whilst a Prisoner of War in Turkey
Levey, Frank Albert  Ordinary Signaller  J27223    17
Died 12/08/1915 in RNH Malta Buried Pita military cemetery Malta.
Reid, William  Able Seaman  214966 (Po)    30
Died 12/02/1916 whilst a Prisoner of War in Turkey
Taylor, Edward Charles   Chief Stoker  283225  DSM  38
Died 06/10/1916 whilst a Prisoner of War in Turkey

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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