Saturday, July 14, 2012

First World War submarine found intact

E14, one of the most storied submarines of the Royal Navy in the Great War has been found intact in the Dardanelles. Her captain, LCdr Edward Courtney Boyle, was awarded the Victoria Cross for the valour displayed around the end of April, 1915, when he terrorized the enemy in the Sea of Marmara. His entire crew was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
HMS E14 was later lost in the same area; her then captain was also awarded the VC, but in his case, posthumously.
See the newspaper account here:

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