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Old 21-09-2008, 09:24
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Hi All,

thought it may be a good idea to start a thread dealing with the crews of these submarines. I can hopefully help anyone who had relatives on these submarines, as many people who have their relatives papers will find that the actual submarine is not listed. A real pain for the researcher.

I have gathered many names but would love to know any details of their after navy life and so on. Part of my research is to also identify those in the crew photos and what rewards they received.

Mt interest stems from my great grandfather serving as E18's signalman while with the Russians.

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Old 21-09-2008, 15:36
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Hi Darren
Are you wanting photos of those boats on this thread or is it just information about the crews you are after. If the latter is the case, the post may get a better response on the Royal Navy Ships and Crews Forum pages.

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Hi all,

As with Darren, I'm also a decendent of one of the submariners who served in the Baltic during WW1.

I'm still trying to find out which subs he actually served on, but do know that after the war he did time on some ships, incuding HMS Hood.

His name was Albert C. S. Phillips. He joined up in 1910, and finished up in 1923. I believe he was a torpedoman, as I've seen a picture of him wearing that insignia.

I'll try to post some photo's, when I can gather them from around his other decendents, that show some of the other men he served with, which maybe of interest to someone out there.

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Old 22-09-2008, 00:40
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Hi Jim,

im interested in both, photo will certainly help to identify the crew member photos, of which i would like to put on here but unfortuantley they are the property of the RNSM.

I have attached a photo of my great graqdfather from the E18 crew photo taken on the 9-Dec 1915. Albert Edward Robinson, signalman.

Dino, we have at least worked out your relative was an E18 man in the Baltic and is sitting next to my great grandfather, and seems to have been on E8 when she sank Prinz Adalbert. To confirm this we need a Russian Medla list, or on his actual papers, if you have them, it may list a Prize Bounty of around 300 pounds. The papers you get from the National Archives are a pain in that they do not give this information, only the copy carried by the ratings. I have looked into documents on the Bounty claim by E8, but it does not give the crews names.

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Old 22-09-2008, 01:21
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G'day again Darren,

I only have a copy of his service record which is not easy to read.
At the end of his enlistment is a reference of, "Paid final share of naval prize fund" with a sum that appears too small to be significant.

I'll attempt to track down more info through his three remaining siblings and let you know.

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Hi Dino,

i'm also trying to track down the Russian medal lists. I have the one for E1 and the torpedoing of the Moltke, and for E9 for the attack on the Torpedoboat S148, and the sinking of the German collier in June, and your grandfather is not on these lists.

There must be some lists for E8, Prinz Adalbert's sinking, and E19's Undine sinking, and maybe the July torpedoing of Prinz Adalbert by E9. Also a list for E18's crew that got the cross after they went missing.

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Old 22-09-2008, 03:15
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Hi Darren,

I've seen a picture of him receiving his cross, and the caption with it said that they were crews of the E8 & E9.
He was however, the last in the line before the Russian sailor, and I wonder if this had some significance to him maybe not being part of the "actual" crew?

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Hi, I wonder if anyone here has a photo of Robert Crosby Halahan - commander of the E18?
Hes the younger brother of my GG grandfather Capt. Henry Crosby, and ive been trying to find a photo of him for my family tree
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Hi Jessica,

sent you a private message re Bob Halahan. He has no family left, but his wife remarried of which i'm in contact with her relatives from her 2nd marriage.

Cheers DB.
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Hi, I wonder if anyone here has a photo of Robert Crosby Halahan - commander of the E18?
Hes the younger brother of my GG grandfather Capt. Henry Crosby, and ive been trying to find a photo of him for my family tree
Any help would be much appreciated
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Hallo, My wifes uncle was lost on E 18 (ERA 271261 Maurice Harold Fuller) on the Portsmouth Napoleonic Society site is a full article about a A/B W G Powell with 'photos including complete crew of E18 including I presume Lt Cmdr Halahan - Powell is identified am wondering is somewhere there is a full list of crew members names & positions in the 'photo. Have you seen the article "HMS E18" on Wikipedia ? Interesting commenet about Halahans preference for using the heads when topside, nearly got yhem sunk as a result !!

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DINO, find here Submarine Service A.C.S. PHILLIPS ;

PHILLIPS ALBERT CHARLES SMITH AB ST D/J 6999
NE RN NE 280613
TC 130628 DOLPHIN MAIDSTONE DOLPHIN
E9 150509 MAIDSTONE
E9 160801 E19
SC 180115 DOLPHIN
VERNON 180302 ST
SC 180503
L17 180806 DOLPHIN MAIDSTONE
L17 180813 VICKERS BARROW.
L17 181010 MAIDSTONE DOLPHIN
K12 190731 ITHURIEL
TO VIVID G.S. AWO 2924/19 7.11.19
P.o.B ; Exmouth Devon D.o.B ; 16 December 1992
ADM 188 / 660

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Old 23-05-2009, 00:43
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Hi Mike,

thanks for the info on Fuller. I will send you a PM a bit later about him. I'm heavily involved with E18 so anything you need to ask, please do so.

Guilty as charged, that was me that put the E18 Wikapedia site together, all from patrol reports and diaries and so on, so it is accurate.

There are now, other than mine, 5 familes from E18 that have come forward.

Dennis, i correspond with the family of Phillips, they have notes he wrote on which submarines he served on. The E9 part is questionalble, he clearly desribes coming through the Baltic on E18. Around the time you have him listed on E9, he had some cell time and we are not sure what went on. He was on E18 going through, did one patrol on E8 and got a Russian Cross for this, then he is clearly on E18 again as he is in the crew photo and was in the iced up photos of Jan 1916. I then have a May 1916 photo with Spare Crew, so he left just before E18 was lost. Only after E18 was lost would he have gone to E9.

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Old 25-05-2009, 21:09
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Hi Dennis,

Thanx for this info.

Balticsubs has spent more than enough of his own time in helping find the missing pieces of info on these men and boats, and I personally would like to publicly thank him for his effort.

Not forgetting the likes of yourself and others who have helped my, & other families the world over as well, thank you!!


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For those intersted.

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Shortcut to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8321516.stm
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Reported today that the submarine E18 was located by a Swedish expedition and found to be in fairly good condition,she was in an area where the Germans in WW1 had laid a mine field, further investigations are being carried out to see the cause of her sinking
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Old 24-10-2009, 16:17
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DINO/BALTIC, here are crew of C26 in the Baltic ;

BRAND JW ERA BURNETT ES ERA COSSEY AJ PO LTO
DAVEY FJA POSTO DAVIS FJA L/S HILTON AE PO
HUTCHINSON JD SPO JOHNSON W PO INGLIS G SPO
LOUNDS C LSTO MATTHEWS DM PO MCNAUGHTON JNR PO
POUCH JE AB ROONEY J PO STEELE FG PO LTO
STEVENS PA L/S WILSON H CERA HINDE JM L/S
TUTTLE A SPO URSELL JJT STO

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Hi, I wonder if anyone here has a photo of Robert Crosby Halahan - commander of the E18?
Hes the younger brother of my GG grandfather Capt. Henry Crosby, and ive been trying to find a photo of him for my family tree
Any help would be much appreciated
Jessica
Hi there!

Robert was my Great Greatuncle! My Great Grandfather was the eldest son of the family (Samuel Crosby Halahan)!
Are you actually a Halahan? I'm looking to make a thorough family tree and I would very much appreciate as much info as possible!

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Old 11-11-2009, 17:38
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Hi Miles,

sent you a Personal message re Robert Halahan.

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Hi Jessica, Henry was my grandfather. I am interested by what will happen - or has happened to the E18 - will they be left in peace or has the sub been recovered? I think there may be no direct descendants so I dont know who will know. I heard about Robert on the Today programme a couple of weeks ago. I think you have had contact with Michael Forsyth re Henry. Please get in contact if you receive this. Imogen Gosling (nee Halahan)
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Hi Miles/Imogen,
I enclose this link to a Youtube video of the finding of E18 which may interest you. I am also decended from Col. S.C.Halahan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF8Qc...ayer_embedded#

also:
http://www.mmtab.se/default.asp?nid=70

I sent a personal message to Jessica some months ago re photos, and to Miles yesterday.
Regards, Bob.

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DARREN / Et Al, here are some of crew of C35 during Baltic ;

BARNES George E CPO COX
BARTLETT Allan J PO
BIRD Allen v CSTO
CROXALL William H CPO S/COX

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Hi Darren and other contributors,

My uncle Lieutenant Charles Chapman was second-in-command on board the
E9 between its first entry to the Baltic in 1914 and December 1915 when he returned to England . The RN Submarine Museum in Gosport has given me a set of records relating to his service during that campaign and then his subsequent part, in 1919, in the campaign to defend the Baltic republics against the Bolsheviks. He and his entire crew perished when their submarine, L55, struck a British-laid mine in the approaches to Kronstad (Petrograd) on June 9th,1919 - a fate like that of E18, of course. Memorials to the members of that expeditionary force, including the L55's crew, have recently been inaugurated in Portsmouth, Tallin and Riga.
I'd gladly share information with you, especially with the relatives of members of the British submarine force in th Baltic during WW1.

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Hi All,
I have nothing at all to do with Submarines (except my Dad at one time had thought of putting his hand up to be on the crew of one in WWII.) However, his is a different story.
I do have a great deal of admiration for those that served in them though. Anyway...I just saw your interesting thread here and, for some reason, already had the link to the Portsmouth Napoleonic Society so I thought I'd add it. (I know it's already been mentioned at post 11 here....but clicking on a link is so much easier...to see it instantly.)
http://www.pns1814.co.uk/wgpowell.htm
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Hello DAVID & welcome to the Forum. Here are some details such as I have on your uncle, L55 & E9, and his awards of DSC & Bar ;

CHAPMAN CHARLES MANNERS SUTTON LT NE DSC* RN
SM L.55 09.06.19 Z 30 B C
PORTSMOUTH 31 HASLAR RNC L.55 GR
PORTSMOUTH 7 - 522 ADDENDA 16
Son of Commander and Mrs. F. Hay Chapman ; husband of Barbara Chapman, of Roundhill, Princetown, Devon.
Killed in action in the Baltic. Now known to be buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hants.

CHAPMAN. Charles M.S. LIEUTENANT. 30. 8.11. `E.9'.
Recommended by - COMMODORE KEYES. L.G 23.10.14. D.S.C.
Second in command of `E.9', is also deserving of credit.

CHAPMAN.Chas M.S. DSC. LT. 30. 8.11. `E.9'.`C.30'.`J.6'.`G.11Recommended by - CAPTAIN (S), HARWICH. 2.11.17. Bar to D.S.C.
For long and arduous services in submarines ; he was second in command of `E.9' at sinking of 1 armoured cruiser, 2 destroyers, 1 transport and 4 steamers. Has been over 300 days on patrol during the war.

5th September, 1928 ; return of the remains of those lost in L.55 to Portsmouth. Returned from Russia in H.M.S. CHAMPION, escorted by H.M. Submarines H.23, H.30, H.31, H.48. HMS LUCIA.

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 Even the most faithful of Messerschmitt Me 109 pilots that also flew the Focke-Wulf Fw190 grudgingly admitted the well-proportioned and aesthetically pleasing Fw190 was the finest single-seat fighter in the Luftwaffes armoury during World War II. Soon after its arrival on the Channel Front in 1941, when initial bugs were ironed out, this superb fighter came close to fighter design perfection by the standards of the day. Just as the Mk IX Spitfire held the mantle as Britains most outstanding combat fighter of the war, so was the Fw190 regarded by experienced Luftwaffe pilots. Within months of its operational debut the Fw190 was causing widespread consternation among RAF pilots, the new fighter equal to the Mk IX Spitfire in all but its ability in the tightest of turning circles. By 1944 the technically superb Fw190 came into its own in the great air battles against the USAAFs massed daylight raids. The defence of the Reichs western airspace rested on the shoulders of a few Jagdgschwarden who, against steadily increasing odds, were tasked with interception and destruction of the attacking American heavy bombers. Flying alongside the two established Channel fighter wings JG2 Richthofen and JG26 Schlageter, equipped with Fw190s and led by the great fighter ace Oberst Walter Oesau, JG1 joined the battle in defence of northern Germany. Nicolas Trudgians painting Storm Chasers depicts the Fw190As of I./JG1, distinguished by their distinctive black and white striped cowls, scrambling from the snow-covered Dortmund airfield on 10 February 1944 to intercept another inbound American daylight raid. Nicks dramatic view of this technically supreme fighter conveys its true class as it hurtles over the airfield, its undercarriage retracting as the Fw190 accelerates into the climb. Below, sharing the airfield with I./JGI, are the Fw190s of the newly formed Sturmstaffel 1, identified by their black-white-black tail bands, seen taxiing out to join in the interception. Despite bad weather conditions the Luftwaffes defending fighters scored heavily that day, inflicting severe losses on the Americans, claiming 29 bombers and 8 fighters shot down in the action.

Storm Chasers by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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 1st Battalion in action at Escaut Canal, Belgium, May 1940. The last Highland Regiment to wear a kilt in battle, attacking the Germans at the River Escaut.  From the Diary of Captain R. Leah, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders : Tuesday 21st May : Bn left Ere about 2 a.m. to march back. Fortunately Coy Cmdr. were required for some sort of recce and we went in C.O.s car.  Arrived Taintignies 3 a.m. and self went out again with Wilkie in C.O.s car to look for for C Coy which had gone astray, and to see Q.M. about Bn rations in Wez-Velvain.  Could not find either.  Met the Battalion arriving from Ere when I left the village at 3 a.m.  Got back myself at 4 a.m. found empty house which I entered by window and slept well for 5 hours. Officers mess going in house beside M.T. park, and had good breakfast.  Fairly quiet morning and orders to move this afternoon to Bn assembly position S of Wez-Velvain.  Thence we were directed to Merlin and prepared for counter-attack to drive enemy off Western side of Escaut.

The Charge of the 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders by David Rowlands (AP)
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 M3 Lee tanks and troops from General Slims 14th Army clear Japanese resistance form the village of Ywathitgyi in their drive to Mandalay.

Road to Mandalay, Burma, February 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Sturmgeschutz IIIg and Paratroops of the 4th Fallschirmjager Division, driving to the front line, pass one of the two giant 28cm K5 (Eisenbaum) railway guns responsible for the shelling the Allied beacheads at Anzio and Nettuno.

Anzio Annie, Italy, 29th January 1944 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Juno Beach, Normandy, 6th June 1944.  Sdkfz 232 armoured cars of 12th SS Reconnaissance Battalion commanded by  Obersturmfuhrer Peter Hansmann observe the Canadian beachhead at Juno Beach.  His small team was tasked with finding out if an invasion was actually underway and it drove some 80km, arriving at the coast near Tracy at 7.30 in the morning to witness the landings in progress.

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