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On This Day - June 14

1930Olympus (N35)Completed
1935Snapper (N39)Completed
1940Odin (N84)Sunk in the Gulf of Taranto by Italian destroyers Strale & Baleno

The Italian Destroyer Strale sighted HMS Odin at 23.21 on 13th June. The Destroyer turned to attack, first with torpedoes, and then with gunfire. Strale then attempted to ram the submarine, which fired a torpedo from a stern tube before diving. Having failed to ram the submarine, the Strale launched a pattern of depth charges before returning to her designated patrol. At 0157 the Torpedo Boat Baleno sighted Odin surfacing about 9 miles from the position of the original attack. The Baleno also attempted to ram the submarine, which once again dived to avoid her pursuer. Passing over the area Baleno dropped two depth charges, turned and dropped three more. Later that morning aerial reconnaissance by the Italian Air Force revealed oil slicks in both attack areas. The Italians believed the attacks to be on two separate submarines. But it is believed that both attacks were on Odin. The first badly damaging the submarine, the second finished her off.
1940Porpoise (N14)HMS Porpoise lays minefield FD 18 (50 mines) off the Ramsoyfjord, Norway.
1941Clyde (N12)HMS Clyde sinks the Italian sailing vessel/auxiliary patrol vessel V 125/Giovanni Bottigliere with gunfire about 20 nautical miles south of Spartivento Sardo, Sardinia, Italy.
1943United (P44)HMS United torpedoes and sinks the French merchant Ste Marguerite one nautical mile south of Capo del Armi.
1943Unruly (P49)HMS Unruly torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Valentino Coda 19 nautical miles off Cape Vaticano, Italy.
1944Surf (P239)HMS Surf lays mines in the Strait of Malacca.
1944Vivid (P77)HMS Vivid attacks the small German merchant Anita with gunfire south-west of Kos, Greece.
1945Saga (P257)Completed
1952Seneschal (P255)HMS Seneschal collides with the Danish frigate Thetis south of the Isle of Wight. The submarine's periscope and radar mast were damaged.
1961Olympus (N35)Launched

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