E34

Mine
Minelaying Submarine

 

 

Type:
'E Class

Group Three - Minelayer
Pennant No.:
E.34

Laid Down:
24th January 1915.
Thornycroft, Woolston.

Commissioned:
March 1917.
Lt. R. I. Pulleyne DSO DSC.

Commander:
1917 - 1918
Lt. R. I. Pulleyne DSO DSC.

Complement:
31
3 Officers and 28 Ratings.

Service Career:
1917
9th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Harwich.

Fate:
Sank UB-16 about May 1918.

Lost with all hands, cause unknown, on or around 20th July 1918.

One belief is that whilst returning from her twenty-fourth minelaying operation off Vlieland, she probably strayed into a minefield laid in that area by E51 some time earlier.

She was the last 'E' boat to be lost in WWI.
Some dates and Commanding Officers supplied courtesy of the RN Submarine Museum/Alex Geary