Wednesday, 25 July 2012

July 26th - On This Date - RN Submarine Service

1918 R8 Submarine HMS R8 completed
1918 H41 Submarine HMS H41 launched
1917 L20 Submarine HMS L20 laid down
1940 P33 Submarine HMS P33 laid down
1915 HMS E16 HMS E16 torpedoed destroyer V188 off the German Coast on 26 July 1915.
1940 HMS Thames HMS Thames torpedoes and sinks the German torpedo boat Luchs in the North Sea.
1942 HMS Thrasher HMS Thrasher is bombed in error by a British Swordfish aircraft off Port Said, Egypt. She is under repair for about a month due to the damage sustained.
1943 HMS Safari HMS Safari fires three torpedoes at the French (German controlled) tanker Champagne off Piombino, Toscane, Italy. All torpedoes missed.
1944 HMS Virtue HMS Virtue fires four torpedoes at the German sailing vessel Doxa off Suda Bay, Crete. All torpedoes miss.
1945 HMS Sea Dog HMS Seadog sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with demolition charges in the Strait of Malacca.
1950 HMS Artful In dockyard hands for repairs to fire damage to the Control Room.

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