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On This Day - June 06

1918H12One crewman was killed and two others injured in a friendly fire incident by the Trawler Bracondene.
1940Unique (N95)Launched
1941Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay damages the Vichy French tanker Alberta with gunfire of Cape Hellas.
1942Tantalus (P318)Laid Down
1943Tactician (P314)HMS Tactician sinks the Italian sailing vessel Bice with gunfire 5 nautical miles north-east off the Bari lighthouse.
1943Taurus (P339)HMS Taurus sinks a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire west of Mitylene, Greece.
1944Sickle (P224)HMS Sickle sinks the German merchant Reaumur with gunfire in the Aegean between Andros and Skyros islands.
1951Sidon (P259)Departed for Exercise SWX 6 during which Sidon touched bottom during phase 3. The exercise had started after leaving Portland and had ended just before arrival at Loch Tarbart on June 20th. Damage was confined to the net cutter immediately below No 5 and 6 torpedo tubes.
2017Torbay (S90)HMS Torbay entered Gibraltar Naval Base flying her paying-off pennant.

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