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On This Day - May 6

1940Snapper (N39)HMS Snapper attackes the German armed merchant cruiser Schiff 21/Widder with 2 torpedoes east of Denmark. However the torpedoes miss their target.
1940Sealion (N72)HMS Sealion attacks the German merchant Moltkefels with 3 torpedoes about 19 nautical miles south-west of Vaderob. However the torpedoes miss their target.
1940Seal (N37)The German merchant Vogesen hits a mine and sinks. The mine was laid by the British submarine HMS Seal in the Kattegat on 4 May 1940.
1941Taku (N38)HMS Taku torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Cagliari in the Tyrrhenian Sea about 20 nautical miles north-north-west of Stromboli Island, Italy.
1941Truant (N68)HMS Truant torpedoes sinks the Italian passenger/cargo ship Bengasi about 3 nautical miles south-east off the Cavoli lighthouse, Sardinia, Italy.
1941Ursula (N59)HMS Ursula attacks the German transport ships Brook and Tilly L.M. Russoff Tripoli, Libya but the ships escape.
1941Sea Nymph (P223)Laid Down
1943Safari (P211)HMS Safari torpedoes and sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper R 106/Onda off Asinara Island, Italy.
1943Unrivalled (P45)HMS Unrivalled attacks the Italian sailing vessel Albina with a torpedo off Cape Vaticano, Calabria, Italy. The torpedo misses.

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