HMS E23

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Career
Name: HMS E23
Builder: Vickers, Barrow
Laid down: 28 September 1914
Commissioned: 6 December 1915
Fate: Sold, 6 September 1922
General characteristics
Class and type: E class submarine
Displacement: 662 long tons (673 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) diesel
2 × 840 hp (626 kW) electric
2 screws
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) surfaced
10 knots (19 km/h; 12 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 E23 was a British E class submarine built by Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness. She was laid down on the 28 September 1914 and was commissioned on 6 December 1915.

Service history[edit]

HMS E23 torpedoed the German dreadnought SMS Westfalen (18,900 tons), holing her off Terschelling on 19 August 1916.

HMS E23 was sold on 6 September 1922 in Sunderland.

References[edit]

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