HMS E 49

Shetland Islands,UK

The submarine HMS E 49 was laid down by Swan,Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd in Newcastle and launched in 1916 for Royal Navy. Under a patrol outside the Shetland islands she sailed on a mine laid out by the German uboat UC-43 earlier. She went down 12.March 1917 and the whole crew of 31 men perished. The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 30 meter outside Huney Island.

Former names:
HMS E 49

180,4 x 13,1 x 9,8 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
725 grt
Newcastle ( UK ) 1916
Scapa Flow ( UK )
60.44.13 N 00.48.02 W

World War Ships
Picture: HMS E 1, Sistership of E 49
World War Ships, Public domain

Last updated: August 2019