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On This Day - February 25

1880ResurgamThe world's first mechanically-driven submarine the 30-ton Resurgam, built by the Rev.George Garrett, an English clergyman, sank in a heavy swell 20 miles off Great Ormes Head near Llandudno north Wales, whilst being towed to Portsmouth.
1906B5Completed
1919H47Completed
1936Grampus (N56)Launched
1941Upright (N89)HMS Upright torpedoes and sinks the Italian light cruiser Armando Diaz east off Sfax, Tunisia.
1941United (P44)Laid Down
1941Unruffled (P46)Laid Down
1943Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay damages the Italian auxiliary minesweeper Monte Argentario with gunfire off Ajaccio, Corsica, France.
1944Tiptoe (P332)Launched
1945Trenchant (P331)HMS Trenchant sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1956Excalibur (S40)Launched
1967Renown (S26)Launched

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