E2

 

Type:
'E' Class

Group One
Pennant No.:
I.82

Laid Down:
14th February 1911 as D.10
H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.

Commissioned:
30th June 1913.
Lt. Cdr. E. de B. Stocks.

Commander:
1913
Lt. Cdr. E. de B. Stocks.
1914
Lt. Cdr. S. Gravener.
31st December 1914
Lt. P.H. Bonham-Carter.
1915
Lt. Cdr. E. de B. Stocks.

Complement:
31
3 Officers, 28 Ratings.

Service Career:
1914
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Harwich.
1915
Dardanelles Flotilla, Hindu Kush at Mudros, Lemnos.
1918
H.M.S. Adamant, Brindisi.

Fate:
This boat was laid down as D.10.

E2 operated on patrol in the Marmara with E11 with some success, between 13th August and 14th September, and also attempted to cut the Constantinople-Adrianople railway line by sending the First Lieutenant, Lt. L.V. Lyon, ashore with a demolition charge.   Although a loud explosion was heard, nothing more was ever seen of Lyon.

E2 became entangled in nets during the passage up the Narrows which badly strained the gun mounting.   It took some two days hard work before the gun was serviceable.   Then, in an action with E11 against a Turkish 'Q' ship the mounting collapsed, but E2's hard-pressed engineering department once again effected temporary repairs that enabled the submarine, with E11, to carry out a very successful bombarment at Mudania.

E2 was the last British submarine to be recalled from the Marmara on 2nd January 1916.

Sold 7th March 1931.