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On This Day - June 04

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1940DunkirkDunkirk evacuation completed. The nine-day evacuation, the largest of its kind in history and an unexpected success, saved 338,000 Allied troops from capture by the Nazis
1942Trusty (N45)HMS Trusty torpedoes and sinks the Japanese merchant cargo ship Toyohashi Maru in Strait of Malacca.
1943Truculent (P315)HMS Truculent torpedoes and sinks the German submarine U-308 in the Norwegian sea north-east of the Faeroes.
1944Sickle (P224)Sickle fired upon shipping in Mitylene Harbour and was engaged in gunfire with German patrol vessels GA76 and GA91 during which Able Seaman Richard Blake, a member of the submarines 3 inch gun crew who was blown over board. The submarine had to make an urgent dive to avoid further hits, and Blake was left in the water and picked up by the Germans to become a POW. Sickle escaped the engagement and continued on her patrol
1944Templar (P316)HMS Templar lays mines in the Strait of Malacca.
1947Seneschal (P255)HMS Seneschal suffers an explosion.

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