HMS E17

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The conning tower of E17
The conning tower of E17
Career
Name: HMS E17
Builder: Vickers, Barrow
Laid down: 16 February 1915
Commissioned: 7 April 1915
Fate: Wrecked, 6 January 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)
Propulsion: 2 × 1,600 hp (1,193 kW) diesels
2 × 840 hp (626 kW) electric
2 screws
Speed: 15.25 knots (28.24 km/h; 17.55 mph) surfaced
10.25 knots (18.98 km/h; 11.80 mph) submerged
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
65 nmi (120 km) at 5 kn (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph)
Complement: 30
Armament: • 5 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes (2 bow, 2 beam, 1 stern)
• 1 × 12-pounder gun

HMS E17 was a British E class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness. She was laid down on 16 February 1915 and was commissioned on 7 April 1915.

Service history[edit]

HMS E17 was wrecked off Texel in the North Sea on 6 January 1916. Her crew were rescued by a Dutch cruiser Noordbrabant. They were interned.

The conning tower of E17 is preserved as a monument at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, UK

References[edit]

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