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HMS E37

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Name  HMS E37
Commissioned  17 March 1916
Class and type  E class submarine
Construction started  25 September 1915
Laid down  25 September 1915
Fate  Lost, 1 December 1916
Length  55 m
Displacement  662 long tons (673 t) surfaced 807 long tons (820 t) submerged
Builder  Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company

HMS E37 was a British E class submarine built by Fairfield, Govan, Clyde. She was laid down on 25 September 1915 and was commissioned on 17 March 1916. E37 was lost in the North Sea on 1 December 1916. There were no survivors.

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Design

Like all post-E8 British E-class submarines, E37 had a displacement of 662 tonnes (730 short tons) at the surface and 807 tonnes (890 short tons) while submerged. She had a total length of 180 feet (55 m) and a beam length of 22 feet 8.5 inches (6.922 m). She was powered by two 800 horsepower (600 kW) Vickers eight-cylinder two-stroke diesel engines and two 420 horsepower (310 kW) electric motors. The submarine had a maximum surface speed of 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) and a submerged speed of 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph). British E-class submarines had fuel capacities of 50 tonnes (55 short tons) of diesel and ranges of 3,255 miles (5,238 km; 2,829 nmi) when travelling at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph). E37 was capable of operating submerged for five hours when travelling at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph).

E37 was armed with a 12-pounder QF gun mounted forward of the conning tower. She had five 18 inches (460 mm) torpedo tubes, two in the bow, one either side amidships, and one in the stern; a total of 10 torpedoes were carried.

E-Class submarines had wireless systems with 1 kilowatt (1.3 hp) power ratings; in some submarines, these were later upgraded to 3 kilowatts (4.0 hp) systems by removing a midship torpedo tube. Their maximum design depth was 100 feet (30 m) although in service some reached depths of below 200 feet (61 m). Some submarines contained Fessenden oscillator systems.

Crew

Her complement was three officers and 28 men.

References

HMS E37 Wikipedia


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