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On This Day - February 15

1915E49Laid Down
1941Cachalot (N83)HMS Cachalot lays minefield FD 30 (50 mines) in the Vest Fjord, Norway. The same day she also makes a torpedo attack on a merchant ship but without result.
1942P38HMS P38 torpedoes and sinks Italian merchant Ariosto off Tunisia. 138 Allied POW's are lost
1942P36HMS P 36 torpedoes and damages the Italian destroyer Carabiniere off Taranto.
1943Saracen (P247)HMS Saracen torpedoes and damages the French (in German service) tanker Marguerite Finaly in the Capo di Noli/Capo di Vado area, Italy.
1943Una (N87)HMS Una torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Petrarca about 10 nautical miles north of Crotone, Calabria, Italy.
1943Supreme (P252)Laid Down
1943Templar (P316)Completed
1943Visigoth (P76)Laid Down
1944Upstart (P65)HMS Upstart sinks German auxiliary minelayer Niedersachsen (former French Guyane) off the Italian Riviera
1944Ultor (P53)HMS Ultor sinks the German sailing vessel Paulewith gunfire off Hyeres, southern France.
1945Thorough (P324)HMS Thorough sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire of the west coast of Siam.
1945Sanguine (P266)Launched
1964Onyx (Ojibwa)HMS Onyx renamed HMCS Ojibwa while under construction
1968Resolution (S22)The first test-firing of a Polaris missile from a Royal Navy submarine was successfully conducted

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