E14

 

Type:
'E' Class

Group Two
Pennant No.:
I.94

Laid Down:
14th December 1912.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
1st December 1914.
Lt. Cdr. E.C. Boyle.

Commander:
Oct. 1914 - 1916
Lt. Cdr. E.C. Boyle.
1916
Lt. Cdr. G.S. White.

Complement:
31
3 Officers, 28 Ratings.

Service Career:
1914
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Harwich.
1915
Dardanelles Flotilla, 'Hindu Kush' at Mudros, Lemnos.
1917
Adriatic Flotilla, HMS Adamant, Suda Bay.

Fate:
She was the third British submarine to attempt to break into the Sea of Marmara and also the first to return.

On her return Boyle was awarded the Victoria Cross and the other two officers the Distinguished Service Cross.

This boat was later commanded by Lt. Cdr. G.S. White, who was posthumously awarded the VC for an attempt to sink the German battlecruiser Goeben in the Dardanelles in January 1918.

Sank the Gunboat Nurelbahr on the 1st May 1915 in the Sea of Marmara.  Also disabled the minelaying gunboat Peykisevket by torpedo.
Attacked the armed transport Gul Djemal on the 10th May 1915 damaging her enough for the crew to beach her.

E14 completed 21 days on patrol in the Marmara.

Sunk by gunfire from Turkish coastal batteries in the Dardanelles 27th January 1918.

Nine of her crew rescued and taken prisoner.

E14 was the last submarine to be lost in the conflict with Turkey.