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On This Day - January 18

1915E10HMS E10 sailed from Harwich for operations NNW of Heligoland. No further contact was made with the submarine after parting company with HMS E5 at 1950 on the evening of the 18th. The recent discovery of the wreck of the submarine confirmed that she hit a mine. All hands were lost in this incident.
1916H6H6 became stranded on the Dutch Coast. The crew interned at Groningen.
1917C24Stoker 1st Class John Alexander Humphryes is reported to have died from appendicitis in Edinburgh Royal Naval Hospital
1918P511Launched
1921L52Completed
1932Rainbow (N16)Completed
1942Porpoise (N14)HMS Porpoise torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Citta di Livorno about 15 nautical miles north-east of Cape Maleka, Crete.
1943Unseen (P51)HMS Unseen torpedoes and sinks the Italian naval auxiliary Sportivo 5 nautical miles bearing 20 of Zuara, Libya.
1945Shalimar (P242)HMS Shalimar sinks four Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire south of the Malakka Strait.

LossesSubmarine Badges