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Name: E 39
Type: Submarine
Keel: 12/1914
Launched: 18/05/1916
Completed: 10/1916
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 849
Dimensions: 835disp subm, 662 disp surf, 181.0 x 23.5 x 12.5ft
Engines: 2 x oil engines, 1600hp; 2 x electric motors, 840hp
Engines by:
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 10.0knots subm, 16.0knots surf
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr gun, 5 x 18ins torpedoes
History:
11/1915 British Royal Navy
09/1922 Sank
Comments: Member of the Admiralty E Class of submarines
1916: She was completed by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
13/10/1921: Sold for breaking up to South Wales Salvage Co
09/1922: Foundered whilst under tow to the shipbreaker


Above photo taken at Blyth is courtesy of Richard Cox