HM Submarine E24

HM Submarine E24

This community collects the Life Stories of the 35 crew of HM Submarine E24, which struck a mine in the North Sea. On the morning of 21st March 1916 E24 sailed from Harwich for mine-laying operations in the Heligoland Bight. The submarine failed to return from this operation and was believed to have struck a mine. In 1974 her hull was mistakenly salvaged, inspection of the hull indicated that the submarine had indeed hit a mine. The remains of 26 of the complement of 35 were found in the wreck; only Lt Cmdr Naper was identified, being taller than the others and by the 2 and a half gold rings on his sleeve. They were all interred in the Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg, where there is a memorial stone to the 25 crew and another to the Commander. Artefacts from E24 and her crew are on display at the Wrackmuseum Duhnen Cuxhaven. There is a memorial to Lt Cmdr Naper and the crew of HM Submarine E24 at Sullington in Sussex; please see the community ‘Sullington Memorial and the Naper family’ for further information.

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  • Born 1891

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 239733 Boy 2nd Class Ganges

    Royal Navy 239733 Boy 1st Class Impregnable

    Royal Navy 239733 Ordinary Signaller Attentive

  • Born 1892

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy J3319

    Royal Navy J3319 Boy 2nd Class HMSs Ganges, Impregnable

    Royal Navy J3319 Boy 1st Class HMSs Impregnable, Berwick, Bulwark, Dominion

  • Born 1889

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 233418 Boy 2nd Class HMSs Boscawen I, Ganges

    Royal Navy 233418 Boy 1st Class HMSs Ganges, Euryalus, Royal Oak, Victorious

    Royal Navy 233418 Ordinary Seaman HMS Victorious

  • Born 1883

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 209295

    Royal Navy 209295 Boy 2nd Class HMS Northampton

    Royal Navy 209295 Boy 1st Class HMS Northampton

  • Born 1893

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy K21761 Stoker 2nd Class HMSs Victory II, Attentive (Mermaid)

    Royal Navy K/21761 Stoker 1st Class HMSs Attentive (Mermaid), Dolphin, Maidstone, HM Submarine E24

  • Born 1878

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 286552 Stoker HMSs Royal Sovereign, Duke of Wellington, Vernon, Hawke, Exmouth, Victory II, Renown, Victory II

    Royal Navy 286552 Stoker 1st Class HMSs Victory II, Dreadnought

    Royal Navy Leading Stoker HMSs Dreadnought, Victory II, Mercury

  • Born 1888

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 235202 Boy 2nd Class HMS Boscawen III

    Royal Navy 235202 Boy 1st Class HMSs Boscawen III, Sutlej, Vivid I, Nile, Diana

    Royal Navy 235202 Ordinary Seaman HMS Diana

  • Born 1885

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 310468 Stoker 1st Class HMSs Warrior, Bedford, Pembroke II, Aquarius, Bonaventure, Vulcan, Alecto, Vulcan, Alecto, Forth, Vulcan

    Royal Navy 310468 Stoker 2nd Class HMSs Acheron, Pembroke II, Edgar, Warrior

    Royal Navy 310468 Acting Leading Stoker HMS Vulcan

  • Born 1893

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy K11064 Stoker 2nd Class HMSs Victory II, Renown, Victory II, Ariadne, Victory II, Duke of Edinburgh

    Royal Navy K11064 Stoker 1st Class HMSs Duke of Edinburgh, Victory II, Hogue

    Royal Navy K11064 Stoker 1st Class HMSs Victory II, Dolphin, Arrogant, Maidstone

  • Born 1887

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 246 Sub-Lieutenant (Temporary) Royal Naval Reserve

    Royal Navy 246 Sub-Lieutenant (Temporary) Royal Naval Reserve -

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve

  • Born 1891

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy Cadet Training Establishments

    Royal Navy Midshipman HMSs Hibernia, Dido, Ness, Dreadnought, Formidable, Illustrious

    Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant HMSs Lancaster, King George V, Blake for Fury, Dolphin

  • Born 1881

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 271517 Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class HMSs Vivid II, Firequeen, Vivid II, Defiance, Vivid II, Excellent, Vivid II

    Royal Navy 271517 Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class HMSs Duke of Edinburgh, Vivid II, Mars, Forth

    Royal Navy 271517 Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class HMSs Forth, Pactolus, Vivid II, Centurion, Vivid II

  • Born 1884

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy Midshipman HMSs Isis, Endymion, Mars, Martin, Mars

    Royal Navy Lieutenant HMSs Mercury, Forth, King Edward VII, Forth

    Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant HMSs Swordfish, Halcyon, Blackwater, Bullfinch, Thames

  • Born 1890

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy M3333 Acting Engine Room Artificer HMSs Pembroke II, Amethyst

    Royal Navy M3333 Engine Room Artificer 4th Class HMSs Amethyst, Pembroke II, Speedy, Leda

    Royal Navy M3333 Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class HMSs Leda, Dolphin, Maidstone

  • Born 1893

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy J6270

    Royal Navy J6270 Boy 2nd Class HMS Impregnable

    Royal Navy J6270 Boy 1st Class HMS Impregnable

  • Born 1881

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 271096 Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class HMSs Pembroke II, Wildfire

    Royal Navy 271096 Engine Room Artificer 4th Class HMS Wildfire

    Royal Navy 271096 Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class HMSs Wildfire, Leander, Pembroke II, Irresistible, Pembroke I, Blake, Tyne, St George

  • Born 1894

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy L547 Officers Steward 2nd Class HMSs Assistance, Hecla

    Royal Navy L547 Officers Steward 3rd Class HMS Dominion

    Royal Navy L547 Officers Cook 3rd class HMS Britannia

  • Born 1894

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy J9416 Boy 2nd Class HMS Impregnable

    Royal Navy J9416 Boy Telegraphist HMS Impregnable

    Royal Navy J9416 Ordinary Telegraphist HMS Shannon

  • Born 1887

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy 12138 Bugler Royal Marines Portsmouth Division

    Royal Navy 227577 Boy 2nd Class St Vincent

    Royal Navy 227577 Boy 1st Class HMSs St Vincent, Boscawen III, St Vincent, Grafton, Terrible

  • Born 1888

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy K11735

    Royal Navy SS103955 Stoker 2nd Class HMSs Acheron, [unreadable]

    Royal Navy SS103955 Stoker 1st Class HMSs [unreadable], Bacchante, Pembroke II, Thames