H.M. Submarine E 18

 

H.M. Submarine E 18 was built was an E-class submarine of the Royal Navy,
 
Built by Vickers at Barrow-in-Furness, she was launched in 1915 and lost in the Baltic Sea in 1916 while operating as part of the Baltic Flotilla out of Reval (now Tallinn, Estonia).
 
The last message received from the submarine was on the 26th May 1916 after which she was never heard from again. The CWGC gives the official date of death of E18's crewmen as 11th June.
 
She was last sighted on the 1st June 1916 at 1500 hrs sailing north by the German U-boat UB-30 northwest of Steinort and it is thought that she was actually lost on the 1st or 2nd June. 
 
Three Russian sailors formed part of the crew at the time of her loss.
 

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Tsar Nicholas II sent a telegram of condolences on the loss of E18, and awarded her commander, Halahan, the Order of St George, with the other two officers receiving the Order of St Vladimir. Each of the crew were also posthumously awarded a medal.
 
The wreck of the submarine was discovered in October 2009 off the coast of Hiiumaa, Estonia. Photographs taken of the wreck show the submarine with its hatch open, suggesting that it struck a mine while sailing on the surface. A memorial to the crew - which was funded by the E18 Families Group - was unveiled at at Püha Vaimu Kirik (Church of the Holy Spirit) in Tallinn, Estonia on the 30th May 2010. [Maritime Memorials]
 
See also: E18 Families Group
  Portsmouth Napoleonic Society
  Last Mission of E18
  wikipedia
  BBC (Sub's wartime grave discovered)
Local Crew lost
OBIT RANK FORENAME SURNAME BURIED or COMMEMORATED
view Engine Room Artificer JAMES KERR GALLOWAY PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Other Crew lost
OBIT RANK FORENAME SURNAME BURIED or COMMEMORATED
view Chief Petty Officer EDWIN ALBERT TAYLOR BAGG PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Leading Seaman WILLIAM GEORGE BASS CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Petty Officer FREDERICK CLACK PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Sub-Lieutenant DOUGLAS NOWELL COLSON PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Stoker 1st Class PERCY DUFFIELD PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Leading Telegraphist CLEMENT HARRY EDWARDS PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Stoker 1st Class ERNEST ALFRED FOX CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class MAURICE HAROLD FULLER PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Telegraphist GEORGEGABY PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Able Seaman CYRIL FRANCIS GODWARD CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Leading Stoker THOMAS EDWIN GUEST PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Lieut-Commander ROBERT CROSBY HALAHAN PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Stoker 1st Class ALBERT GEORGE HALL CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Leading Stoker HERBERT THOMAS HARRIS PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class CHARLES WILLIAM HOLLAND CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Stoker 1st Class CHARLES HUNT PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Lieutenant WALTER LUKE LANDALE PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Able Seaman FRANK LADBROOKE MADDOX PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Stoker 1st Class PERCY JAMES PETER NYE CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Leading Stoker JAMES REUBEN PERCY CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Leading Stoker ARTHUR PERCY PHILLIPS PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Able Seaman WILLIAM GEORGE POWELL PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Able Seaman HORACE EDWARD PRITCHETT CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Leading Seaman ERNEST WILLIAM RUAUX PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Chief Stoker SAMUEL ARTHUR SHEPPARD PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Engine Room Artificer 1st Class WILLIAM CHADWICK SPENCER PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Petty Officer CHARLES WILLIAM TURRALL PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Able Seaman SYDNEY AUGUSTUS WELSH PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Leading Seaman FREDERICK WHITE CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Russian Crew lost
OBIT RANK FORENAME SURNAME BURIED or COMMEMORATED
  Chief Telegraphist FYODOR NIKOLAEVICH MARKOVSKY 
  Signalman IVAN YEFIMOVICH PANTYUKHOV 
  Lieutenant VASILIY MIKHAILOVICH POLYKARPOV