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On This Day - February 03

1931Phoenix (N96)Completed
1941Truant (N68)HMS Truant torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Multedo north-west of Benghazi, Lybia.
1942Thunderbolt (N25)HMS Thunderbolt damages the Italian auxiliary submarine chaser AS 80/Lanciotto Piero with gunfire off Gheregambe.
1942Umbra (P35)HMS Umbra torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Napoli about 30 nautical miles east of Sousse, Tunisia.
1945Tantivy (P319)HMS Tantivy sinks a Japanese tug and two Japanese coasters with gunfire in Panjang harbour, southern Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.
19581921 - 1958: Montclare (F85)Scrapping commenced
2009Vanguard (S28)Vanguard and the French nuclear submarine Triomphant collided somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.

On February 6 the French Ministry of Defence reported that Triomphant "collided with an immersed object (probably a container)". The UK Ministry of Defence initially would not comment that the incident took place but it was confirmed on February 16 by First Sea Lord Sir Jonathon Band. He said that the collision occurred at low speed, and that there had been no injuries. Both vessels were damaged. Vanguard received damage to the outer casing in the area of the missile compartment on the starboard (right) side.

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