E1

 

Type:
'E' Class

Group One
Pennant No.:
I.81

Laid Down:
14th February 1911.
H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.

Commissioned:
6th May 1913.
Lt. Cdr. N.F. Laurence.

Commander:
Oct. 1912 - 1913
Lt. Cdr. N.F. Laurence.
1914
Lt. Cdr. N.F. Laurence.
31st December 1914
Cdr. N.F. Laurence.
1915
Cdr. N.F. Laurence.
1916
Lt. Cdr. Athelstan Fenner.

Complement:
31
3 Officers, 28 Ratings.

Service Career:
1913
2nd Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Portsmouth.
1914
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Harwich.
1914
Baltic Flotilla, Dvina, Revel (Tallin), Estonia.
1915
Baltic Flotilla, Dvina, Revel (Tallin), Estonia.
1916
Baltic Flotilla, Dvina, Revel (Tallin), Estonia.
1917
Baltic Flotilla, Dvina, Revel (Tallin), Estonia.
1917
Baltic Flotilla, Pamyat Azova, Helsingfors (Finland).

Fate:
This boat was laid down as D.9. First of a class of fiftyseven boats.

Along with E.5 carried out a reconnaissance of the Kattegat in anticipation of forming the Baltic Flotilla.

One of five boats to penetrate the Baltic.   She sailed in October 1914 along with E.9 (Horton) and E.11 (Nasmith).   She was the first of the 'E' boats to reach the Baltic.

Attacked the Victoria Louise on the 18th October 1914, the torpedoes missed as a result of running too deep.

Attacked and sank the transport Aachen, 30th July 1915.

She damaged the German battlecruiser Moltke, 19th August 1915.

Scuttled 3rd April 1918 at Helsingfors to prevent her falling into the hands of the Bolsheviks.