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On This Day - July 18

1917L19Laid Down
1928Proteus (N29)Laid Down
1940H31Sank UJ-126 in the North Sea
1943Safari (P211)HMS Safari sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper No. 47/Amalia with gunfire 16 nautical miles of Cape Comino, Sardinia, Italy.
1943Sickle (P224)HMS Sickle sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweepers No. 61/Costante Neri and No. 164/Rosa Madre with gunfire 7 miles north of the island of Gorgona, Italy.
1943Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay sinks the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel V 90/San Girolamo with gunfire south-east of Giglio, Italy.
1944Sirdar (P226)HMS Sirdar sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire off the west coast of Siam.
1959Oberon (S09)Launched
1966Valiant (S102)Completed
2013Agamemnon (S124)The Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, performed the keel laying ceremony for the sixth Astute class submarine in Devonshire Dock Hall.

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