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On This Day - July 03


On 2nd July 1916 a German Patrol boat reported a trail of oil on the surface just off the Ems that was thought to be emanating from a submarine. The following day German forces attacked a British submarine with both gunfire and bombs. E26 did not return from her patrol. The crew were all lost.
19201920 - 1952: Wolfe (F37)Launched
1940Snapper (N39)HMS Snapper torpedoes and sinks the Norwegian merchant Cygnus west of Hadryet, Norway.
1940Sealion (N72)HMS Sealion fires 6 torpedoes against a German convoy off the Boknafjord, Norway. None of the torpedoes found it's target and Sealion was heavily depth charged following this failed attack.
1941Upholder (N99)HMS Upholder torpedoes in sinks the Italian merchant Laura C off Saline Ioniche, Calabria
1942Truant (N68)HMS Truant torpedoes and sinks the Japanese army cargo ship Tamon Maru No.1 in the Strait of Malacca.
1943Trident (N52)HMS Trident torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Vesta west of Leros, Greece.
1943Rorqual (N74)HMS Rorqual lays 21 mines in the Skiathos Channel.
1944Ultimatum (P34)HMS Ultimatum fires two torpedoes at the German auxilary patrol vessel Uj 6073/Nimeth Allah off Toulon, southern France. The torpedoes miss the target.
1944Unruly (P49)HMS Unruly fires three torpedoes at the German merchants Erpel and Pelikan north-east of Mykonos. The torpedoes miss.
1944Vox (P67)HMS Vox sinks two sailing vessels with gunfire off Monemvassia, Greece.
1945Selene (P254)HMS Selene damages a Japanese coaster with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.

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