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On This Day - February 27

1908C25Laid Down
1914V4Laid Down
1929Osiris (N67)Completed
1933Sturgeon (N73)Completed
1942Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Lido about 15 nautical miles south of Antipaxe, Korfu, Greece.
1942Upholder (N99)HMS Upholder torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Tembien about 25 nautical miles north of Tripoli, Libya.
1943Tigris (N63)HMS Tigris sailed from Malta on 18th February for a patrol south of Naples. HMS Tigris was last sighted at 0730 on the 24th February, 39 miles from Capri.

On the morning of the 27th UJ2210, escorting a convoy six miles south east of Capri made contact with a submarine and carried out three depth charge attacks, the third attack brought oil to the surface and the contact was noted to be stationary. A forth attack of fifteen depth charges brought a huge bubble of air to the surface. On 6th March Tigris was ordered to Algiers but there was no reply to this signal and Tigris failed to return to harbour.
1944Universal (P57)HMS Universal torpedoes and damages the Italian tanker (in German control) Cesteriano off Cape Camarat, southern France.
1945Sea Dog (P216)HMS Sea Dog rescued four US airmen from a raft in the Bay of Bengal
1945Vagabond (P18)Completed
1948Sidon (P259)Taken in hand for refit at Portsmouth.

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