HMS E42

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HMS E42 on trials
Career
Name: HMS E42
Builder: Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
Laid down: 23 October 1915
Commissioned: July 1916
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) surfaced
65 nmi (120 km) at 5 kn (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) surfaced
Complement: 30
Armament: • 5 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes (2 bow, 2 beam, 1 stern)
• 1 × 12-pounder gun

HMS E42 was a British E class submarine built by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead. She was laid down on 23 October 1915 and commissioned in July 1916.

She served during the First World War, making an unsuccessful attack on U-92 on 1 July 1918.[1]

E42 was sold in Poole on 6 September 1922.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Koerver, Hans Joachim. Room 40: German Naval Warfare 1914-1918. Vol II., The Fleet in Being (Steinbach, Germany: LIS Reinisch, 2009).

References[edit]

  • Koerver, Hans Joachim. Room 40: German Naval Warfare 1914-1918. Vol II., The Fleet in Being. Steinbach, Germany: LIS Reinisch, 2009.
  • Hutchinson, Robert (2001). Jane's Submarines: War Beneath the Waves from 1776 to the Present Day. London: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-00-710558-8. OCLC 53783010.