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On This Day - January 18

1915E10HMS E10 sailed from Harwich for operations NNW of Heligoland. No further contact was made with the submarine after parting company with HMS E5 at 1950 on the evening of the 18th. The recent discovery of the wreck of the submarine confirmed that she hit a mine. All hands were lost in this incident.
1916H6H6 became stranded on the Dutch Coast. The crew interned at Groningen.
1926O9 (Dutch)Commissioned
1932Rainbow (N16)Completed
1942Porpoise (N14)HMS Porpoise torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Citta di Livorno about 15 nautical miles north-east of Cape Maleka, Crete.
1943Unseen (P51)HMS Unseen torpedoes and sinks the Italian naval auxiliary Sportivo 5 nautical miles bearing 20 of Zuara, Libya.
1945Shalimar (P242)HMS Shalimar sinks four Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire south of the Malakka Strait.
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18.12.21 on page Pussers Pot Mess
Lawrence wrote:
    I got a recipe from my dad when he was fished out by the RN at Dunkirk ... one tin evaporated milk, same tin of water, same tin of sugar, same tin of rum. Add cocoa if you feel the need (it seems few did!)....
08.11.21 on page The History Of British Submarine Sonars
Stephan Timbers wrote:
    To David Parry and the people involved in rnsubs Thank you so much for this article. The technological evolution of active & passive Sonar/ASDIC is still very much unknown and comprehensive data inaccessible to the public. Your report helps to shed light on the matter from a RN perspective. T...
20.10.21 on page Building X Craft Submarines
Gary Maughan wrote:
    My father was an ERA, testing the re-breath system for divers in Scotland, and apparently was redeployed for a secret mission, we believe to be onboard one of the x craft at D-Day. His name was Ron Maughan, I have a picture of him standing with Fraser and Maginness....
05.10.21 on page Tetrarch (N77)
ken carroll wrote:
    Thank you. My uncle McKenna Tom Northover went down with HMS Tetrarch. I have the various regrets from the King , "mentioned in dispatches" etc that my Aunt gave me before she died. A sad part of history, he was 28 years old....
09.09.21 on page K13
Sandra Smith wrote:
    Many thanks for the list of survivors of the K13 submarine. My husband's grandfather was a survivor of this incident. We have both searched the internet many times for a list of survivors, without success. Today I have spent over 3 hours searching and have stumbled on this web-site!...