Thursday, 26 July 2012

July 27th - On This Date - RN Submarine Service

1903 A1 Submarine HMS A1 completed
1942 Sea Nymph Submarine HMS Sea Nymph launched
1942 Dolfijn Submarine HMS Dolfijn launched
1945 Talent Submarine HMS Talent completed
1945 Tasman Submarine HMS Tasman completed
1945 Sentinel Submarine HMS Sentinel launched
1941 HMS Tetrarch HMS Tetrarch sinks the Italian sailing vessel Nicita with gunfire 5 nautical miles south of Kos, Greece.
1942 HMS P222 P222 intercepted the Vichy French merchant Mitidja off Cape Palos, Spain. The ship was boarded and escorted to Gibraltar by HMS Wrestler.
1943 HMS Usurper HMS Usurper sinks the French Chateau Yquem
1943 HMS Unseen HMS Unseen torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Rastello 48 nautical miles bearing 338 of Brindisi, Italy.
1943 HMS Untiring HMS Untiring sinks the Norwegian fisihing vessel Havbis II with gunfire about 55 nautical miles west of the Norwagian coast.
1944 HMS Sunfish Lost while serving as Russian sub V-1

Soviet submarine V-1 was bombed in error by a RAF Coastal Command Liberator off Norway, during passage from Dundee to Murmansk. V-1 was not in her assigned area and she was diving when the aircraft came in sight instead of staying on the surface and firing recognition signals as instructed. All crew including the British liaison staff were lost.
1944 HMS Ultimatum HMS Ultimatum fires four torpedoes against a group of small German vessels. The German barge F 811 is hit and sunk off the coast of southern France.
1944 HMS Vigorous HMS Vigorous sinks the Greek sailing vessel Doxa with gunfire 18 miles south of Milos Island, Greece.
1945 HMS Sea Dog HMS Seadog sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1945 HMS Stubborn HMS Stubborn sinks a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the eastern part of the Java Sea.
1945 HMS Thrasher HMS Thrasher sinks four Japanese coasters and a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the northern part of the Strait of Malacca.

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