HMS E 49

Shetland Islands,Europe

HMS E 49 was an E class submarine laid down by Swan,Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd in Newcastle in February 1915, and was launched in September 1916 for Royal Navy. She was commissioned three months later, and under a patrol outside the Shetland islands she hit a mine laid out by the the German uboat UC 76 under command of Oberleutnant zur See Wilhelm Barten. She went down in the deep 12. March 1917 with all hands lost. The wreck rest today with her bow broken off on a depth of 29 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 E1, Sister ship of E49
World War Ships, Public domain

Last updated: August 2019