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On This Day - June 8

1913E5An explosion occurred inside E5's Main Engines, resulting in the death of one Officer and two men. In addition, nine men were badly burned.
1940Satyr (P214)Laid Down
1941Clyde (N12)HMS Clyde sinks the Italian merchant Sturla with gunfire in the Golfo di Policastro about 5 nautical miles from Maratea.
1943Trespasser (P312)HMS Trespasser fires 6 torpedoes at the German auxilary patrol vessel Uj 6073/Nimeth Allah off Toulon, southern France. The torpedoes miss their target.
1944Sirdar (P226)HMS Sirdar sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1944Stoic (P231)HMS Stoic sinks a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1944Solent (262)Launched
1944Artful (P456)Laid Down
1945Trenchant (P331)HMS Trenchant torpedoes and sinks the Japanese heavy cruiser Ashigara in the northern entrance of Bangka Straits.
2007Astute (S119)HMS ASTUTE 'Rolled Out' from Devonshire Dock Hall after naming by Camila, Duchess of Cornwall.

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