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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
15.04.18 on page HM Submarine A5 (Forgotten Submariners)
Michael John Davis wrote:
    Hi, My Grandad, Henry Daniel Davis (stoker) died of his injuries sustained from the explosion on submarine A5 (Queenstown) at Haulbowline Hospital, Michael John Davis...
01.04.18 on page HMS Oswald lost in 1940
David Tooes wrote:
    It may also be appropriate to mention that my father AB Jack TOOES was awarded a BEM for his successful escape from Garvi POW camp. He was the only POW to successfully escape from this prison. Further to his career he was the senior CPO at Balmoral in NSW during 1953 - 56 . Finally finishing his...
23.03.18 on page Uredd (P41)
per overgaard wrote:
    According to info from Norwegian military sources, the sub probably sank on 10. february 1943 based on distance from Lerwick to Fuløyfjorden and average speed etc....
04.02.18 on page Commander John Wallace Linton
Barrie Downer wrote:
    Checking on the date for WWII TURBULENT sailing on her last patrol - the date should read 23rd February leaving from Algiers. Stoker Joe Tunnell's letter must have gone off with the last mail before sailing....
18.01.18 on page The Silent Deep
Keith Hallam wrote:
    All 4 A-boats in Singapore 1962 – 1965 had Sonar 186. (I was Outside Killick then Stoker PO in Amphion, Skipper was LtCdr 'Ahab' Andrews). I assumed most A-boats had them? We exercised in the South China Sea a lot, going round in very big circles at 3 knots listening, sweating cobs. No aircon on. ...