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On This Day - May 14

1907D1Laid Down
1917L54Laid Down
1930Rainbow (N16)Launched
19391938 - 1978: Forth (F04)Commissioned
1941Thrasher (N37)Completed
1942Turbulent (N98)HMS Turbulent sinks the Italian sailing vessel San Giusto with gunfire 10 miles east of Apollonia, Greece.
1942Traveller (N48)After a work up period in the Clyde area HMS Traveller departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. She makes the first part of the passage through the Irish sea together with P211 and P43. They were escorted until Bishops Rock by the British minesweeper/escort vessel HMS La Capricieuse (former French)
1943Trident (N52)HMS Trident unsuccesfully fires 4 torpedoes at the French passenger/cargo ship Cap Corse north-west of Corsica.
1943O23 (Dutch)O23 is slightly damaged when the Dutch accommodation/depot ship Plancius slips her moorings during strong winds. O23 was moored alongside and was damaged by a buoy. A diver found some damage to the submarine which required her to dock for repairs.
1944Sickle (P224)HMS Sickle claims the sinking of a sailing vessel with gunfire north of Rhetymon, Crete.
1944Tally-Ho (P317)HMS Tally-Ho lays mines in the Strait of Malacca.
1945Springer (P264)Launched
1947Alliance (P417)Completed
2018Agincourt (S125)During a visit to the Barrow yard the Secretary of State for Defence, The Right Honourable Gavin Williamson awarded a £1.5bn contract for delivery of the seventh Astute class submarine and announced it would be named Agincourt.

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