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On This Day - June 30

1928Parthian (N75)Laid Down
1930Pandora (N42)Completed
19371938 - 1978: Forth (F04)Laid down
1941Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay sinks a sailing vessel with gunfire off Cape Malea, Greece.
19421928 - 1942: Medway (F25)Submarine Depot Ship HMS Medway was torpedoed and sunk off Alexandria by U-372
1943Sleuth (P261)Laid Down
1944Spiteful (227)HMS Spiteful sinks a Japanese fishing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1945Astute (P447)Completed
1945Auriga (P419)Completed
1967Churchill (S46)Laid Down

Lastest Comments
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...
21.06.16 on page Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Saxon White
Ray Tuck wrote:
    Geoffrey White married Sibyl Thomas in 1911 not Daphne Pemberton. In his will he left £179 17s to her and at the time she was living in Dovercourt Essex ...
05.06.16 on page Diesel And Shale
JBN wrote:
    Like the rst of Cyril's stuff, been playing this for years, and I try to stick to his version out of respect to the big fella. The lyrics below are from Navy Cuts, other people have recorded it and played it, but sometimes miss out the Susie verse, and Crabby dear Crabby verse at the end DIESEL ...
05.06.16 on page Chicken on a raft
JBN wrote:
    "I ought to be 'flogging' in a feather bed" should be "Oh to be floating in a feather bed. Midnight bus one is the third verse Amazon Girl is 4th verse Donny B is 5th and last verse...