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Name: E 43
Type: Submarine
Keel: 22/12/1914
Launched: 10/11/1915
Completed: 20/02/1916
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 985
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 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
20/02/1916 British Royal Navy
25/11/1921 Wrecked
Comments: Member of the Admiralty E Class of submarines
19/01/1917: Collided with and sank E36 off Harwich. All crew died.
03/01/1921: Sold for breaking up to South Wales Salvage Co
25/11/1921: Wrecked west of St Agnes Head, Cornwall, whilst under tow to breakers


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