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1911 - 1924: E Class

On 19th August 1915 Submarine E13 was attempting to make the passage through the Skaggerack and the Kattegat and into the Baltic Sea to join other British Submarines operating with the Russian Navy. The Submarine experienced a gyro compass failure and ran aground on the Danish Island of Saltholm. Despite the presence of Danish Warships in the area Submarine E13 was shelled into a wreck by German warships, which opened fire without warning. Fifteen of the crew were killed in the attack and the remainder swam to safety but were then interned by the Danes.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Goulden, Herbert  Signalman  J26716    18
Greenwood, Thomas Charles  Stoker  K 5440    25
Holt, Ernest Stuart Charles  Ordinary Telegraphist  J26522    18
Joyner, Harold  Able Seaman  214616    30
Long, Arthur  Stoker  312113    27
Payne, Alfred John  Able Seaman  J4317    23
Pedder, Henry Thomas  Leading Seaman  227585    27
Pink, Benjamin  Chief Stoker  281214    39
Smart, Robert Thomas  Able Seaman (RCN)  235782    27
Staples, Herbert  Engine Room Artificer  M 1464    27
Thomas, William Hayes  Leading Stoker  307910    30
Warren, William George  Petty Officer  238362    24
Wilcox, Walter Thomas  Stoker  K 7191    22
Wilson, Fred  Stoker  K1405    29
Yearsley, Walter Albert  Stoker  K 3223    24

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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