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On This Day - March 23

1922H42Sunk in Collision with HMS Versatile off Gibraltar

As part of the 3rd Submarine Flotilla H42 had spent Christmas 1921 in Portsmouth before sailing in January 1922 for exercises in the Mediterranean. H42 surfaced just off Gibraltar 120 yards in front of the destroyer HMS Versatile who at that time was cruising at 20 knots. The Destroyer was unable to take avoiding action and ploughed into the submarine almost slicing her in two.
1942Unison (P43)HMS Unison torpedoes and sinks the Italian tanker Zeila off Cape Spartivento.
1943Talent (P322)Transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy as Zwaardvisch
1943Sidon (P259)Sidon arrived back at Lerwick after completing her working up patrol.
1943Sahib (P212)HMS Sahib torpedoes ans sinks the small Italian merchant Tosca west of Cape Calava, Sicily, Italy.
1943Stonehenge (P232)Launched
1944Urtica (P83)Launched
Lastest Comments
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. ...
07.01.18 on page 1967 - 1996: Resolution Class
Dinger Bell wrote:
    I was killick chef on H.M.S. Renown (P) from building group in Cammell Laird from March 68 until 1972. It was an exciting time for us old diesel boats salties and perhaps a little daunting. The thought of uniform as opposed to pirate rig and no jollies was a wee bit of a difficult concept. Fears and...
20.12.17 on page Artemis (P449)
john martin wrote:
    Just uploaded 2 pic's of Artemis in 1964 prior to making film Voyage North. I was the signalman onboard at the time. Pic's given to all crew by the production who did the filming....