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On This Day - March 7

1914W3Laid Down
1916E5At 08.10 on the morning the German battle cruiser Seydlitz sighted a submarine north of Juist Island. The cruiser and her accompanying torpedo boats dropped depth charges but to no avail. A few hours later another German cruiser, the Regensburg sighted a submarine to the east, not far from a German minefield of the Western Ems. E5 failed to return from her patrol and it is believed that this was the submarine seen by the Regensburg near the minefield.
1916E24E24 became the first British Mine laying Sub to begin operational mine laying in the mouth of the River Elbe.
1941Porpoise (N14)While enroute to Halifax, Canada, HMS Porpoise makes an unsuccessful torpedo attack on a submarine in the North Atlantic.
1941Splendid (P228)Laid Down
1944Sceptre (P215)HMS Sceptre torpedoes and heavily damages the German merchant Lippe off the Foldafjord, Norway. The Lippe is beached but breaks up the following day.
1970Courageous (S50)Launched by Mrs Morris, wife of John Morris, Labour MP for Aberravon and Minister for Defence (Equipment) Contractors
Lastest Comments
26.02.21 on page The Three Crows Song
Keith Matthews wrote:
    The last verse, as I remember it: Twelve months later, on the dot. I passed again the very spot. And as the thought came to my brain. Well then I s**it myself again. Never heard the 'haliegh-loo' stuff. ...
16.02.21 on page Oswald (N58)
Alex Underwood wrote:
    My Father was also a stoker on the Oswald. Frederick Underwood. He was also imprisoned and escaped with an Australian friend, who was shot dead by the Germans. My Father was recaptured and transported to a German POW camp for the rest of the war....
12.02.21 on page E16
Mark Foden wrote:
    My great uncle John Sampson Prior was aboard E16 wen she, was lost. He had been in the navy since 1909 and joined the sub one month b4 as a stoker. He was Buckland Monachorum in Devon. His mother was devastated and didn't change his room hoping he would come home. His name is on the memorial at crap...
08.02.21 on page Bombers Lament
Derek Jervis wrote:
    Good dit well done. The potato incident however was on the way back from DASO and they had been loaded on top of the ballast cans in one of the missile tubes. When dealing with a moisture in tube alarm, the drain valve was opened and noxious gas was detected ie from the rotten potatoes. Clear lower ...
05.02.21 on page Seahorse (S98)
Carolyn McFarland wrote:
    Thank you very much for putting together this information on HMS Seahorse. My uncle died on the submarine and is the last man mentioned in the submariner's list, Harry Spencer Windley, known by his family as Brian. My grandmother was devastated by his passing, he was her firstborn son, and I don’t...