Monday, 17 December 2012

December 10th - On This Date - RN Submarine Service

1942 Surf Submarine HMS Surf launched
1946 Alderney Submarine HMS Alderney completed
1963 Warspite Submarine HMS Warspite laid down
1913 HMS C14 Sank off Plymouth Sound after collision with Hopper

On the evening of the 10th of December HMS C14, en route to Plymouth, when she collided with Government Hopper No 27 in Plymouth Sound. The submarine immediately began to take in large amounts of water and began sinking by the stern. The collision took place within sight of land from where help soon arrived and although the submarine sank within ten minutes, there were no casualties. HMS C14 was later salvaged and returned to active service.
1917 UB-75 UB-75 mined and sunk off Flamborough Head
1944 HMS Shalimar HMS Shalimar sinks two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1944 Porpoise HMS Porpoise sinks a small Japanese sailing vessel in the Strait of Malacca.
2010 Sceptre Decommissioned. Last of the class to pay off.

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