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On This Day - July 27

1903A1Completed
1941Tetrarch (N77)HMS Tetrarch sinks the Italian sailing vessel Nicita with gunfire 5 nautical miles south of Kos, Greece.
1942P222P222 intercepted the Vichy French merchant Mitidja off Cape Palos, Spain. The ship was boarded and escorted to Gibraltar by HMS Wrestler.
1942Sea Nymph (P223)Launched
1942Dolfijn (P47)Launched
1943Usurper (P56)HMS Usurper sinks the French Chateau Yquem
1943Unseen (P51)HMS Unseen torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Rastello 48 nautical miles bearing 338 of Brindisi, Italy.
1943Untiring (P59)HMS Untiring sinks the Norwegian fisihing vessel Havbis II with gunfire about 55 nautical miles west of the Norwagian coast.
1944Sunfish (N81)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.
1944Ultimatum (P34)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.
1944Vigorous (P74)HMS Vigorous sinks the Greek sailing vessel Doxa with gunfire 18 miles south of Milos Island, Greece.
1945Sea Dog (P216)HMS Seadog sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1945Stubborn (P238)HMS Stubborn sinks a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the eastern part of the Java Sea.
1945Thrasher (N37)HMS Thrasher sinks four Japanese coasters and a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the northern part of the Strait of Malacca.
1945Sentinel (P256)Launched
1945Talent (P322)Completed
1945Tasman (P337)Completed

Lastest Comments
24.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
William Bell wrote:
    My old pal, Bobby Potts was the steward on Sidon. He told me he'd just stepped off the gangway to go inboard on an errand when the explosion occurred. Sadly Bobby died in 1976 from a heart attack. Best friend ever. UP SPIRITS...
 
10.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
Victor wrote:
    There was a Petty Officer from the Royal Canadian Navy on board, Laverne D McLeod....
 
10.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
Victor wrote:
    12 crew members died, but the 13th was a doctor, Surgeon Lieutenant Charles Rhodes, went on board after the explosion to assist the injured....
 
28.06.16 on page Chapter 10: 1914-18 Single Hull Types H and R Classes
Merlin wrote:
    The SA stands for "Single Armature" The engine was used to provide power for the electric motors which provided the drive. These were reversible....
 
28.06.16 on page Chapter 10: 1914-18 Single Hull Types H and R Classes
Michael wrote:
    You say above about H1-H10 "the main engines were of American design two in number eight cylinder vertical SA diesel of 480 bhp total at 375 rev/min, they were non-reversible." Does "non-reversible" mean that the engine could not reverse or that the propulsion had no reverse gear? I am trying to un...