HMS E3

Nederland, Friesland

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Erik Reiters

11-8-21

2 duiken gemaakt, erg mooi wrak uit WO1. Nog veel van over en flinke kreeften en Noordzee …

5 m Visibility
19 °C - 30 m

The HMS E3 is the first submarine in the world ever to be sunk. The vessel sank on October 18, 1914 after an attack by the German submarine U27. All 28 crew members perished. Now the wreck lies quiet at the bottom of the North Sea. The HMS E3 lies between 25 and 31 meters deep. The wreck is overgrown with dead man's thumb and anemones and is inhabited by large North Sea crabs, lobsters and sea bass. The command tower, engine room and tail section were destroyed on impact. The tail section was salvaged in 1990 after it ended up in the nets of a fishing boat. The damage from the torpedo impact is still visible.

Particulars

The HMS E3 English submarine lies in the North Sea at 65 kilometers off the cost of the island, Schiermonnikoog. Diving on the HMS E3 is relatively easy unless you want to enter the wreck, which is possible. The torpedo hatch is open. From there the hold and the engine room can be reached. The HMS E3 is 54 meters long. Builder: Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness. Launching: 29 October 1912. Speed: 28.5 km per hour. Crew: 3 officers and 28 crew members. Range: 5200 km.

Warnings

The HMS E3 English submarine is not suitable for all divers. Wreck diving experience required. North Sea diving experience required. Don't take any risks and stick to your limits. Short bottom time. Dive spot not in close range of emergency services. Visi

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HMS E3 Features

Nicknames
HMS E3 Engelse Onderzeeer
Address
Noordzee
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
240 min.
Suitable for
Wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive, wreck dive
Current
Medium
Visibility
2 - 15 m.
Average visibility
5 m.
Depth
31 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Pouting, dead man's finger, lobster, north sea crab, anemone
Other recreation
Boating, yachting
Emergency
112

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