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On This Day - October 28

19161916 - 1957: PlatypusLaunched
1939Seal (N37)HMS Seal then departed Portsmouth for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea near the Doggerbank.
1941Thrasher (N37)HMS Thrasher sinks the Italian sailing vessel Esperia with gunfire north-east of Benghazi, Libya.
1943Veto (P88)Laid Down
1949Spark (P236)Sold to be scrapped at Faslane
1949Surf (P239)Sold to be scrapped at Faslane
1962Opportune (S20)Laid Down

Lastest Comments
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...
10.07.16 on page Sidon (P259)
Victor wrote:
    There was a Petty Officer from the Royal Canadian Navy on board, Laverne D McLeod....