E9

 


Type:
'E' Class

Group Two
Pennant No.:
I.89

Laid Down:
1st June1912.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
16th June 1914.
Lt. Cdr. M. K. Horton.

Commander:
Mar. 1914
Lt. Cdr. M. K. Horton.
31st December 1914.
Cdr. M. K. Horton.
1915
Cdr. M. K. Horton.
January 1916.
Cdr. M. K. Horton.
January 1916.
Lt. Cdr. H. Vaughan-Jones.

Complement:
31
3 Officers, 28 Ratings.

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

Fate:
Supported the British surface fleet at the 'Battle of Helgoland'.

Penetrated the Baltic with E1.

Sank the Cruiser Hela in the North Sea on 13th September 1914.

Sank the German destroyer S-116 in the North Sea on 6th October 1914.

One of five boats to penetrate the Baltic.   She sailed in October 1914 along with E.1 (Laurence) and E.11 (Nasmith).   She was the second of the 'E' boats to reach the Baltic.

Attacked a group of ships which had stopped to take on coal.   Sank the collier Dora Hugo Stinnes and put the destroyer S-148 out of action for a long period, June 5th 1915.

Attacked and badly damaged the Prinz Adelbert, 2nd July 1915.   For this action Horton was awarded the Order of St. George, Russia's equivalent to the Victoria Cross.

Sank a further four steamers by torpedo or by scuttling charges, the last being the Dal Alfoen, this taking place in September 1915.

Scuttled in the Baltic to avoid capture, 3rd April 1918.