Saturday, 17 February 2018

British submarine HMS E 15 lost in the Daradanelles according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 19 April 1915

An item dated Amsterdam Netherlands 18the referred to an announcement at Constantinople, Turkey reporting the sinking of the British submarine E 15 in the Dardanelles and that 3 officers and 21 sailors of her crew including the former British vice-consul at Constantinople were taken prisoner. Her crew numbered 31 men.(1)

1. Laid down by Vickers, Barrow, England in October 1912, launched on 23 April 1914, completed in October in 1914, run aground on 16 April 1915 and destroyed by British picket boats armed with torpedoes on 18 April 1915. Remaining parts of her still present in 8 metres deep water off Kepez Point.