E23

 

Type:
'E' Class

Group Three
Pennant No.:
E.23

Laid Down:
1st December 1914.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
6th December 1915.
Lt. Cdr. R. Turner.

Commander:
1915
Lt. Cdr. R. Turner.
1920
Lt. V.C. Dorman-Smith.

Complement:
31
3 Officers, 28 Ratings.

Service Career:
1915
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Harwich.
1916
9th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Harwich.
1918
Ambrose Flotilla, HMS Ambrose, Portsmouth (Refitting at Liverpool).
1918
Platypus Flotilla, HMS Platypus, Killybegs.
1919
Periscope School, HMS Thames, Campbletown.
1920
Reserve Group H at Portsmouth.

Fate:
Attacked the battleship Seydlitz on 19th August 1916 with torpedoes fired from bow and stern, both torpedoes missed the target.   These shots were fired at the recommended distances at the time.

She later fired a further two torpedoes at the battleship Westphalen at what Turner thought was the ideal distance and scored a hit.

Sold 6th september 1922.