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On This Day - July 10

1909D2Laid Down
1911RANRoyal Australian Navy was formed. Australia had previously maintained an assortment of minor warships for local maritime defence since the 1850s
1912E10Laid Down
1940Battle of Britain beginsIn addition to raids on shipping over the channel, the Germans raid dock targets in South Wales. This date becomes the first day of the Battle of Britain.
1940Phoenix (N96)HMS Phoenix attacks an escorted tanker off Augusta and is lost to depth charges from Italian torpedo boat Albatros in the Mediterranean
1941Tuna (N94)While on patrol in the Bay of Biscay HMS Tuna fires two torpedoes at a submerged Asdic contact which is thought to be an enemy submarine. The torpedoes miss their target.
1941Umpire (N82)Completed
1942Shakespeare (P221)Completed
1943Varangian (P61)Completed
1944Untiring (P59)HMS Untiring attacks a German auxiliary patrol vessel with torpedoes off Cannes, southern France. The torpedoes miss.
1944Vox (P67)HMS Vox torpedoes and sinks the German collier Anita between Andros and Tinos Islands, Greece.
1945Sibyl (P217)HMS Sibyl sinks 11 small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Stait of Malacca.

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