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On This Day - March 24

1603Elizabeth IElizabeth I died aged 69, after nearly 45 years as Queen.
1916E24HMS E24 disappeared

On the morning of 21st March 1916 E24 sailed from Harwich for mine-laying operations at Helegoland Bight. The submarine failed to return from this operation and was believed to have struck a mine.

In 1973 her hull was mistakenly salvaged, inspection of the hull indicated that the submarine had indeed hit a mine.
1938Triad (N53)Laid Down
1938Truant (N68)Laid Down
1940Unknown SubA British submarine sinks the German cargo ship Hugo Stinnes IV off the Danish Coast in the North Sea
1940Trident (N52)Trident torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Edmund Hugo Stinnes 4 off Jylland, Denmark.
19421924 - 1961: Artifex (F28)Sold to the Admiralty following damage sustained in an attack by U-123, laid up for some time, but finally converted into a repair ship finished in 1944
1943Unseen (P51)HMS Unseen fires four torpedoes against the Italian merchant Saluzzo about 30 nautical miles west-south-west of Isola Marettimo, Italy. All torpedoes missed.
1944Satyr (P214)HMS Satyr torpedoes and sinks the Norwegian merchant Nordnorge off Stadlandet, Norway.
1944Taku (N38)HMS Taku fires 5 torpedoes against the German merchant Moshill in a German convoy about 25 nautical miles west of Namsos, Norway, but missed.
1944Terrapin (P323)HMS Terrapin attacks a German convoy off Egersund, Norway and torpedoes and damages the German kataput ship Schwabenland and the German tanker Wörth.
1945Stygian (P249)HMS Stygian sinks a Japanese coaster with gunfire north of Bali, Netherlands East Indies.
1945Sidon (P259)Departed Lerwick and proceeded on passage to Holy Loch
1945Sea Scout (P253)Launched
2009Audacious (S122)Keel Laid by Secretary of State for Defence, and Barrow in Furness MP, John Hutton with the new Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland Rear Admiral Martin Alabaster representing the First Sea Lord.

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