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On This Day - December 8

1914G9Laid Down
19191907 - 1951: Lucia (F27)Recommissioned
1938Tribune (N76)Launched
1940Triton (N15)Lost

HMS Triton left Malta for a patrol in the lower Adriatic and the Straits of Otranto on 28th November 1940. At 0540 on 6th December an SOS from the Italian merchant vessel Olimpia was intercepted. Triton immediately set of to intercept her and seems to have made a successful attack before she was her self destroyed in a counter attack by two Italian Torpedo boats. There are also reports that the Italian Torpedo boat Clio may have sunk Triton. This attack is reported to have happened several days after Triton should have left the area and is therefore met with some scepticism
1941WIIBritain declared war against Japan.
1942Rorqual (N74)HMS Rorqual lays 33 mines off Bizerte, Tunisia.
1942Shakespeare (P221)Launched
1942Untamed (P58)Launched
19441927 - 1957: Alaunia (F17)Sold to the Admiralty for conversion to a repair ship
1981Tireless (S88)Laid Down
Lastest Comments
08.11.21 on page The History Of British Submarine Sonars
Stephan Timbers wrote:
    To David Parry and the people involved in rnsubs Thank you so much for this article. The technological evolution of active & passive Sonar/ASDIC is still very much unknown and comprehensive data inaccessible to the public. Your report helps to shed light on the matter from a RN perspective. T...
20.10.21 on page Building X Craft Submarines
Gary Maughan wrote:
    My father was an ERA, testing the re-breath system for divers in Scotland, and apparently was redeployed for a secret mission, we believe to be onboard one of the x craft at D-Day. His name was Ron Maughan, I have a picture of him standing with Fraser and Maginness....
05.10.21 on page Tetrarch (N77)
ken carroll wrote:
    Thank you. My uncle McKenna Tom Northover went down with HMS Tetrarch. I have the various regrets from the King , "mentioned in dispatches" etc that my Aunt gave me before she died. A sad part of history, he was 28 years old....
09.09.21 on page K13
Sandra Smith wrote:
    Many thanks for the list of survivors of the K13 submarine. My husband's grandfather was a survivor of this incident. We have both searched the internet many times for a list of survivors, without success. Today I have spent over 3 hours searching and have stumbled on this web-site!...
31.08.21 on page G7
Mark Lyons wrote:
    My grandmother's brother lost his life in the sinking. John Duffy age 24. Good that you found his resting place. Thank you....