Nederland, Noord Holland
HMS E 47
The HMS E 47 is an English submarine from the First World War, probably hit by a mine. The ship sank on August 20th 1917. It lies on its keel, sticking up from the ground. Divers from the diving team Vlielander, Virgo, discovered it in 1998. Later, in 2002, it was identified as the HMS E47. Members of dive team Ecuador on Terschelling managed to lift the mounted gun, which contained numbers which could be traced back to this wreck.
Location: Near main shipping route, close to Dutch city of Den Helder. Type of vessel: Submarine. Length: 55m. Width: 5m. Weight: 907 tons. Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding, Glasgow. Year built: 1916. Water admission: May 29, 1916. Crew: 31. Deepest point: 22m. Shallowest point. 20m.
The tower of the wreck has been removed, leaving an opening . It's strongly advised not to go in there, you can get stuck! Furthermore, the wreck is half filled with sand.
HMS E 47 Features
- Hydro nr. 927
- N.v.t / NA
- 1,5 uur
- Suitable for
- Inexperienced wreckdivers , advanced wreck divers
- Free access, check wwwnorthseadiversnl , skippers Coen and Hugo (private boat)
- Boat dive facilities, no fill station
- Kind of dive
- Wreck dive / boat dive
- 1 - 20 m.
- Average visibility
- 3 m.
- 22 m.
- Anemone, cod, cod, crab , lobster, flatfish, pout, starfish
- Other recreation