HMS E43

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Career
Name: HMS E43
Builder: Swan Hunter, Wallsend
Laid down: 22 December 1914
Commissioned: 20 February 1916
Fate: Sold, 3 January 1921
General characteristics
Class & 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 E43 was a British E class submarine built by Swan Hunter, Wallsend. She was laid down on 22 December 1914 and was commissioned on 20 February 1916. On 19 January 1917 E43 collided with E36 off Harwich in the North Sea; E36 sank with all hands. E43 was sold on 3 January 1921 but became stranded under tow west of St Agnes Head, Cornwall on 25 November 1921.

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