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On This Day - April 25

1916E22HMS E22 was on surface passage in the North Sea. At just after 1150 a torpedo fired from the German submarine UB18 struck the vessel sending her immediately to the bottom.

Of the crew of 33 only two survived having been picked up by U18 and taken as Prisoners of War. ERA F S Buckingham and Signalman W T Harrod.
1940Trident (N52)HMS Trident fires two torpedoes against the German merchants Palime and Pelikan about 30 nautical miles south-west of Lindesnes, Norway. Both torpedoes missed.
1941Upholder (N99)HMS Upholder torpedoes and sinks the Italian Antonietta Lauro, near Kerkennah Buoy #3, Tunisia.
1941P311Laid Down
1945Sea Scout (P253)HMS Sea Scout sinks a Japanese coaster with gunfire off Sumbawa Island, Netherlands East Indies.
1956Porpoise (N14)Launched
1979Trafalgar (S107)Laid Down

Lastest Comments
22.04.17 on page Saracen (P247)
Irene Beaverstock nee Tallis wrote:
    My father Vivian Tallis served on the Saracen and was prisoner of war after the Saracen was torpedoed, is there anyway I could get some information or pictures of the Saracen in the recovery state or any information regardless how little, unfortunately my father is no longer alive but was on a tv pr...
11.04.17 on page Upholder/Victoria Class Propulsion
Craig wrote:
    Excellent article. However the account of the flashover is slightly incorrect. I was the person looking into the Main Motor during the BIS crash reversal. (VSEL Commissioning Engr, it wasn't a "tiff"). I still have the hand-written reports of the incident (and the T-shirt!). As I recall, we propelle...
02.04.17 on page A Shotley Boy
victor john monan wrote:
    I have just read my dads story although sadly he passed away in 2001 but I am sure that what he endured helped make him the fantastic person he became....
01.02.17 on page Lieutenant Douglas Ramsden Attwood, DSC, Royal Navy Reserve
Thomas Lewis wrote:
    Hello Mike Attwood, Douglas Ramsden Attwood was one of my grandfather's brothers. My mother was married in May 1944, and told me that she was "given away" by her Uncle Carden, because her father was away on active service. Tom Lewis...
29.01.17 on page Sceptre (S104)
Stephen Lee wrote:
    I was privileged to attend the launch of Sceptre. At the time I worked for Leyland Trucks and one of our customers was Bradys of Barrow in Furness, who sourced me a ticket. Co-incidentally my home town was Wigan. I have since always felt an affinity for the Submarine Service, and very many years lat...