E12

 

Type:
'E' Class

Group Two
Pennant No.:
I.92

Laid Down:
16th December 1912.
HM Dockyard, Chatham.

Commissioned:
14th October 1914.
Lt. Cdr. K.M. Bruce.

Commander:
1912
Lt. Cdr. K.M. Bruce.
 
Lt. F. A. Williams-Freeman.

Complement:
31
3 Officers, 28 Ratings.

Service Career:
1914
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Harwich.
1915
Eastern Mediterranean, HMS Adamant.
1916
Malta.
1916
Mediterranean Flotilla.
1917
Adriatic Flotilla, HMS Adamant, Suda Bay.
1918
Aegean Flotilla.
1918
Adriatic Flotilla.

Fate:
Had a lucky escape whilst serving in the Dardanelles.

When trying to reach the Sea of Marmara she became entangled in nets, she broke free but a portion of the net had become entangled in forward hydroplanes.   The boat took on a steep angle and was taken down to a depth of 245 feet, deeper than any British boat had ever been before.

As well as the conning tower flooding the pressure hull began leaking, after a short time at this depth she rose to the surface rapidly and on breaking surface was fired upon by the shore batteries.

Sold 7th March 1921.