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On This Day - March 04

182RNLIThe Royal National Lifeboat Institution is founded
191S3Laid Down
191E18Launched
1911915 - 1949: Titania (F32)Launched
191G7Launched
191H24Laid Down
194Varangian (P61)Launched
194Torbay (N79)The HMS Torbay, under Commander Miers, followed an Axis convoy and succeeded in penetrating the heavily defended anchorage at Corfu. Torbay proceeded to fire torpedoes at two large transports and a destroyer - both transports were reported sunk - then retreated out to sea under very heavy depth charge attack. Torbay escaped successfully, and Miers was awarded the Victoria Cross for the exploit.
194Unbroken (P42)HMS Unbroken torpedoes and damages the German tanker Regina off Punta Stilo, Sicily, Italy.
194Unseen (P51)While patrolling off Soussa, Tunisia HMS Unseen destroys the wreck of the German merchant Macedonia and a salvage barge.
194Sea Scout (P253)HMS Sea Scout sinks a Japanese sampam with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
194Supreme (P252)HMS Supreme sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire of the east coast of Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.
194Terrapin & TrenchantWhile operating together HMS Terrapin and HMS Trenchant sink the Japanese submarine chaser Ch 8 with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca about 85 nautical miles south of Penang.
194Clyde (N12)HMS Clyde sinks the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Kiku Maru with gunfire off the west coast of Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.
196Olympus (N35)Laid Down
199Vanguard (S28)Launched

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