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On This Day - May 21

190No 5Launched
191K3Laid Down
194Urge (N17)An attack was made on two Italian Cruisers escorted by three destroyers and a torpedo boat in position 35`30'N 12`25'E both of the Cruisers were missed however the 1,200 ton Destroyer CURTATONE,which was one of the escorts was sunk.
194Unshaken (P54)Completed
194Sickle (P224)HMS Sickle attacked U-755 but missed. Sickle then torpedoed & sank U-303 south of Toulon
194Unbroken (P42)HMS Unbroken torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Bologna 8 nautical miles off Capo Vaticano.
194Variance (P85)Laid Down
194Vineyard (P84)Laid Down
194Upstart (P65)HMS Upstart torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Tolentino half a mile east of Port Vendres, southern France.
196USS ScorpionThe nuclear-powered US submarine Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, was last heard from. (The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles SW of the Azores)
199HMCS OjibwaHMCS Ojibwa was paid off to alongside training

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