Saturday, 28 July 2012

July 28th - On This Date - RN Submarine Service

1942 Unruly Submarine HMS Unruly launched
1942 Unsparing Submarine HMS Unsparing launched
1914 WWI Britain declares war on Germany and Austro-Hungary after Austria declares war on Serbia, beginning the First World War. Britain's declaration automatically includes Canada, as part of the British Empire
1940 HMS Swordfish HMS Swordfish comes across the Norwegian yacht Maski in the North Sea. The four Norwegians aboard the yacht were trying to flee to the United Kingdom. After the Norwegians were taken aboard and the Maski was sunk with gunfire.
1941 HMS Upholder While on patrol near Marettimo island, off the western tip of Sicily HMS Upholder fired 4 torpedoes at an Italian task force, damaging the light cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi.
1941 HMS Utmost HMS Utmost torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Frederico C. in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea of the west coast of Calabria, Italy.
1941 HMS Olympus HMS Olympus torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Monteponi about 10 nautical miles north of Cape Comino, Sardinia, Italy.
1942 HMS Traveller HMS Traveller attacks the Italian merchant Ezilda Croce in the Otranto Strait. The torpedoes missed.
1943 HMS Unseen HMS Unseen sinks the Italian sailing vessel Fabiola with gunfire and scuttling charges 3 nautical miles bearing 250 of Saseno Island, Albania.
1944 HMS Upstart HMS Upstart fires four torpedoes against the Italian merchant Pascoli south-east of Cape Cepet, southern France. The torpedoes miss.
1945 HMS Stubborn HMS Stubborn sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the eastern part of the Java Sea.
1945 HMS Tudor HMS Tudor sinks two Japanese coasters with gunfire in the Java Sea.
1978 HMS Turbulent Ordered from Vickers, Barrow

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