View Full Version : Submarine E-10 found

martin schulz
10-23-2002, 03:28 AM
Just saw a little bit on TV, but was too late too grasp the inside information. Apparently the Sub sunk January 18 1915 with 31 people. The report said that the boat hit an underwater seamine which destroyed the larbord ballast-tank.

Somewhere back in my mind I know that I have heard aboput this sub before - wasn't there a famous, high-society Officer who was in charge? Or am I mixing things up? - help me out...

martin schulz
10-23-2002, 03:38 AM
...found a picture of an E-class sub:


I guess everyone, who has seen the movie "Das Boot", or read the book aquired a feeling how life was on a submarine in WW2. Not that kind of clean, wellfed, heroic life US-movies usually tried to make us believe. Now - how much harder was living on a WW1 submarine I can't even try to imagine.

10-23-2002, 03:52 AM
Here's a bit of info on Aussie WW1 subs and a pic. A tough way to fight a war!

Ken Hall
10-23-2002, 02:59 PM
Another good source for "life on a WWI sub" info is the novel A Sailor of Austria.

ion barnes
01-06-2003, 10:08 PM
Regarding E 10,Where was she sunk? A number of E subs operated in the Med. I have a book about the attempts to go through the Dardanelles but can not find a referance to E 10. Anything else, Martin?

martin schulz
01-07-2003, 07:54 AM
Originally posted by ionbarnes:
Regarding E 10,Where was she sunk? A number of E subs operated in the Med. I have a book about the attempts to go through the Dardanelles but can not find a referance to E 10. Anything else, Martin?As far as I remember there was an incident of the E10 regarding a high naval officer. Until that TV report apparently everybody thought the Sub sunk because of human-mistakes but now they found out it sunk because of a mine.
They found the wreck in the Nort sea close to the british coast.

Here is the site where I found the picture:
web page (http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Naval.html)

martin schulz
01-07-2003, 08:01 AM

just found this to add:

DATELINE: 21 August 2002

A team of German divers has found and identified the wreck of WW1 submarine E10 in Helgoland, North Sea. The E10 went missing on 18 Jan 1915, and it was assumed that she had hit a mine.
The Explorer Diving team led by Andreas Peters carried out a series of dives to investigate the wreck, which lies at 42m and is close to the position of British submarine E16 which was discovered by the same team last year. The wreck is described as largely intact and leaning slightly to starboard. Damage to the starboard ballast tanks is consistent with collision with a mine, and the divers found the torpedo tubes empty and the conning tower broken.
The submarine was identified after the team scraped away the marine growth and fishing nets to uncover the number 431 engraved into her starboard propellor.
Oliver Meise from Taucher.net discovered the meaning of this number by researching informatiom stamped into the propellors of E class submarines by Vickers of Barrow, the shipyard which built the submarine. 87 years after she mysteriously disappeared, E10 had been positively identified.
The team have informed the Royal Navy and the Receiver of Wreck about the find.
...here a picture of the E11

Andrew Craig-Bennett
01-07-2003, 12:43 PM
Here is the link you want, I hope, Martin...


Alan D. Hyde
01-07-2003, 12:50 PM
Well done.

Thanks, Andrew.

An interesting post, Martin; thanks to you as well.


Peter Kalshoven
01-07-2003, 01:36 PM
Ken, you beat me to it, but I agree with you. A Sailor of Austria is a great book, as are the other two by the same author revolving about the same character.

ion barnes
01-08-2003, 01:33 AM
Thanks and nope I do not have anything about the E 10. The E11 though, is of interest, being that it was first sub to make it thru the Dardanelles and back out. The Australian sub AE 2 was the first in but was sunk in the sea of Marmara. I will have to do some more digging about E 10.