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On This Day - December 15

1939Seahorse (S98)HMS Seahorse ended her 5th war patrol at Blyth after having been recalled.
1940Thunderbolt (N25)At 1017 hours the Italian submarine Capitano Tarantini was torpedoed and sunk south-west of the Gironde Estuary near Bordeaux, France.
1941Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay sinks three Greek sailing vessels with gunfire off Cape Methene.
1942Unruffled (P46)HMS Unruffled sinks the Italian merchant Sant'Antioco about 35 nautical miles north-north-west of Cape Bon, Tunisia.
1944Shalimar (P242)HMS Shalimar sinks a Japanese tug and two barges with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1945Token (P328)Completed
1947Artful (P456)Commissioned for service with the 2nd Submarine Flotilla (at Portland)

Lastest Comments
06.12.17 on page Commander John Wallace Linton
Captain D M Tall OBE RN wrote:
    I was privileged to command TURBULENT's successor. I note from the article that Linton's TURBULENT sailed from Algiers on 3 Feb 1943 and there was no further contact from her thereafter. I have a letter from one of the crew, Stoker Joe Tunnell, to his mum and dad dated 23 Feb 1943 and so the ...
03.12.17 on page Stratagem (P234)
Stephen Baren wrote:
    I think my father will be the last survivor of HMS Stratagem. Aged 91 still living in Harrogate North Yorkshire. He joined the war aged seventeen and recalls surviving the sinking aged eighteen. He wont talk about his captivity and still hates the Japanese. I cant find his name in any of the reports...
29.11.17 on page Commander John Wallace Linton
Christopher Morgan-Jones wrote:
    The piece would benefit from a study of La lotta anti-sommergibile published by the Italian Naval Historical Branch. The book describes an attack by Ardito against what was thought to be Turbulent in early March 1943. As to the posthumous there is a piece in a contemporary RUSI journal stating that...
01.11.17 on page E17
Stephen Pilbeam wrote:
    Albert Edward Pilbeam was my grandfather and I have some great photo's of him and the submarine E17. E17 held a record at the time for staying under water for a long period of time during its submurge, I have a press cutting of the account. Regards Stephen Pilbeam ...
31.10.17 on page Regulus (N88)
Gerard Molyneux wrote:
    My Uncle was one of the crew members lost and I was told that the submarine had not been repainted after being in the Far East, which made them an easy target for the Italian air force. This was confirmed by a interpreter, who had listened in to the Italian messages and she had relayed this informa...