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Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:44 PM

First World War British submarine found 94 years after being abandoned


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/9334446/First-World-War-British-submarine-found-94-years-after-being-abandoned.html

A British submarine which executed one of the most daring raids of the First World War, penetrating the Dardanelles to sink a small flotilla of Turkish warships, has been found 94 years after being abandoned.


Lt-Cdr Edward Courtney Boyle aboard HMS E14

By David Blair

5:41PM BST 15 Jun 2012

HMS E14 was located intact by Turkish documentary-makers on the ocean bed of the Dardanelles after a search that began in January.

In 1915, Lt-Cdr Edward Courtney Boyle was decorated with the Victoria Cross after steering E14 through these heavily defended straits at the height of the Gallipoli campaign.

Boyle sailed beneath a minefield and evaded the guns and searchlights arrayed along the Narrows. Having defeated the supposedly impregnable defences of the Dardanelles, E14 reached the open waters of the Sea of Marmara on April 27 1915.

Boyle then "cruised about at will" for the "next three weeks," wrote Alan Moorehead in "Gallipoli", brazenly surfacing off the Golden Horn beside Istanbul itself.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:48 PM

1. That man kind of looks like Cary Grant

 

Lucky bastard, and a great war story!

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 02:28 PM

3. He was quite the dashing gentleman! Love the British style!

It is a great war story.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 03:14 PM

4. That is exactly what I thought when I saw the photo. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:50 PM

2. Nice story

Better at sea than in the trenches.

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