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On This Day - March 2

18931891 - 1921: Royal ArthurCommissioned
1917J3Laid Down
1917H21Laid Down
1917H26Laid Down
1918H5The steamer Rutherglen sighted a submarine, which crossed its bows at considerable speed. Believing the submarine to be a U-boat Rutherglen rammed the vessel. Cries were heard in the water and a strong smell of petrol was also present. Nothing more was heard from H5 and it is believed that she was Rutherglen's victim.
1942Turbulent (N98)HMS Turbulent sinks the Greek sailing vessels Prodromos and Aghios Apostolos with gunfire in Saloniki Bay.
1943Taurus (P339)HMS Taurus sinks the small French merchant Clairette with gunfire off Cape Ferrat, southern France.
1943U-581U-581 sunk by HMS Westcott Southwest of the Azores.
1944Venturer (P68)2 Mar, 1944 - Torpedoed and sank the German merchant Thor off Stadlandet, Norway.
1945Terrapin (P323)HMS Terrapin sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1945Clyde (N12)HMS Clyde sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with scuttling charges of the west coast of Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.

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