HMS E16

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Career
Name: HMS E16
Builder: Vickers, Barrow
Cost: £105,700
Laid down: 15 May 1913
Commissioned: 27 February 1915
Fate: Mined in Heligoland Bight, 22 August 1916
General characteristics
Class & type: E-class submarine
Displacement: 667 long tons (678 t) (surfaced)
807 long tons (820 t) (submerged)
Length: 181 ft (55 m)
Beam: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Installed power: 3,200 hp (2,400 kW) (diesel engines)
1,680 hp (1,250 kW) (electric motors)
Propulsion: 2 × diesel engines
2 × electric motors
2 × screws
Speed: 15.25 kn (17.55 mph; 28.24 km/h) (surfaced)
10.25 kn (11.80 mph; 18.98 km/h) (submerged)
Range: 3,000 nmi (3,500 mi; 5,600 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h) (surfaced)
65 nmi (75 mi; 120 km) at 5 kn (5.8 mph; 9.3 km/h) (submerged)
Complement: 30
Armament: 5 × 18 in (460 mm) torpedo tubes (2 bow, 2 beam, 1 stern), 1 × 12-pounder gun

HMS E16 was an E-class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness for the Royal Navy. She was laid down on 15 May 1913 and was commissioned on 27 February 1915. Her hull cost £105,700.

Service history[edit]

E16 was the first E-class to sink a U-boatU-6 — sunk 4 mi (6.4 km) south-west of Karmøy island off Stavanger, Norway on 15 September 1915.

E16 was sunk by a mine in Heligoland Bight on 22 August 1916. There were no survivors.

References[edit]

  • Hutchinson, Robert, Submarines, War Beneath The Waves, From 1776 To The Present Day

Casualty list: http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1916-08Aug.htm