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On This Day - May 3

1915J2Laid Down
1917C10Stoker 1st Class George William State died. The full circumstances of his death are not established but it is understood he died of wounds.
19171892 - 1920: Bonaventure (F139)Leading Seaman John Carr is understood to have taken ill and he died.
1941Usk (N65)HMS Usk sailed from Malta for a patrol off the NW coast of Sicily on 19 April 1941. Anti-submarine activity was intense and Usk was ordered to alter her position. What happened to Usk is not known but she is most likely mined in the vicinity of Cape Bon some time after 25 April 1941. She was reported overdue on 3 May 1941
1941Triumph (N18)HMS Triumph sinks the Italian auxilary patrol vessel V 136/Tugnin F. with gunfire about 10 nautical miles west of Marsa el Brega, Libya.
1942Unrivalled (P45)Completed
1943Upshot (P82)Laid Down
1944Tantalus (P318)HMS Tantalus torpedoes and sinks the Japanese army cargo ship Amagi Maru about 40 nautical miles south of Port Blair, Andaman Islands.
1944Unswerving (P63)HMS Unswerving sinks two sailing vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Nauplia, Greece.
1945H6Scuttled in the harbour at Kiel whilst in German service as U-D1

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