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On This Day - December 4

1906C14Laid Down
1913W2Laid Down
1916M3Laid Down
1918HMCS CC-1HMCS CC-1 paid off Halifax NS.
1939Salmon (N65)The German submarine U-36 was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea south-west of Kristiansand,Norway, by a torpedo from the British submarine HMS Salmon.
1941Trusty (N45)HMS Trusty makes a torpedo attack on Italian torpedo boat Orsa west of Zakynthos island, Greece. All torpedoes missed.
1941Truculent (P315)Laid Down
1942Traveller (N48)HMS Traveller sunk

On 28th November HMS Traveller was carrying out a reconnaissance patrol of the coast of Taranto as part of operation Portcullis (an attack on Italian battleships in Taranto Harbour using chariots) The submarine did not return from the operation and was probably mined on or about 4th December.
1942Seraph (P219)HMS Seraph fires 4 torpedoes against a convoy about 20 nautical miles west of Marettimo Island, Italy, missing the German transport ship Ankara.
1943Talent (P322)Completed
1944Shalimar (P242)HMS Shalimar sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1969Revenge (S27)Completed
1987Victorious (S29)Laid Down
2009Trafalgar (S107)Decommissioned. The first vessel of her class to be taken out of service.

Trafalgar became the ninth decommissioned submarine to be stored in Plymouth while an ongoing MoD study decides how to dispose of them.

Lastest Comments
29.11.16 on page Commander John Wallace Linton
Christopher Morgan-Jones wrote:
    There are numerous faults with this piece. Firstly the wreck has never been found and it is unilikely Turbulent was in the area. Secondly the award was not posthumous. The award was Gazetted whilst the boat was still missing and Linton technically alive....
07.10.16 on page Sea Scout (P253)
Nick Messinger wrote:
    The photo on the left shows Sea Scout alongside the training ship HMS Worcester in 1959. I was a cadet on board her at the time and there was great excitement when Sea Scout arrived, commanded by an Old Boy of the ship. later as an RNR / P&O deck officer, I volunteered for submarines and serve...
28.09.16 on page C21
Terence Barge wrote:
    I am looking for the action on the 6th of July 1918...
27.09.16 on page Cheese Ush
Frank Bromfield wrote:
    Appreciate cheese ush recipe.Could someone explain to a thick ex tastiest are arries ADMIN: Tinned Tomatoes. See -
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...