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On This Day - February 15

191E49Laid Down
1911892 - 1920: Bonaventure (F139)Leading Stoker Stanley Ward died of wounds in the Ingham Infirmary, South Shields. The full circumstances of his death are not known.
194Cachalot (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.
194P38HMS P38 torpedoes and sinks Italian merchant Ariosto off Tunisia. 138 Allied POW's are lost
194P36HMS P 36 torpedoes and damages the Italian destroyer Carabiniere off Taranto.
194Saracen (P247)HMS Saracen torpedoes and damages the French (in German service) tanker Marguerite Finaly in the Capo di Noli/Capo di Vado area, Italy.
194Una (N87)HMS Una torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Petrarca about 10 nautical miles north of Crotone, Calabria, Italy.
194Supreme (P252)Laid Down
194Templar (P316)Completed
194Visigoth (P76)Laid Down
194Upstart (P65)HMS Upstart sinks German auxiliary minelayer Niedersachsen (former French Guyane) off the Italian Riviera
194Ultor (P53)HMS Ultor sinks the German sailing vessel Paulewith gunfire off Hyeres, southern France.
194Thorough (P324)HMS Thorough sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire of the west coast of Siam.
194Sanguine (P266)Launched
196Onyx (Ojibwa)HMS Onyx renamed HMCS Ojibwa while under construction
196Resolution (S22)The first test-firing of a Polaris missile from a Royal Navy submarine was successfully conducted

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