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On This Day - May 5

1917P512Laid Down
1928Odin (N84)Launched
1930Poseidon (N99)Completed
1938HMS MaidstoneSubmarine depot ship HMS Maidstone commissioned
19381937 - 1978: Maidstone (F44)Commissioned
1939Triad (N53)Launched
1939Truant (N68)Launched
1940Seal (N37)The small Swedish fishing vessel GG 256 / Almy hits a mine and sinks. The mine was laid by the British submarine HMS Seal in the Kattegat on 4 May 1940.
1943Tactician (P314)HMS Tactician sinks the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel V17/Pia with gunfire about 10 nautical miles west of Grosseto, Italy.
1943Sea Devil (P244)Laid Down
1944Unswerving (P63)HMS Unswerving sinks three sailing vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Nauplia, Greece.
1945Scythian (P237)HMS Scythian sinks a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1945Statesman (P246)HMS Statesman sinks two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1955Minnow (X54)Launched
1962Ocelot (S17)Launched

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