On This Day - August 07
|191||HMCS Shearwater||Depot ship HMCS Shearwater (ex HMS Shearwater) commissioned at Esquimalt BC as submarine tender|
|194||Severn (N52)||HMS Severn fires torpedoes at an enemy submarine. All torpedoes miss.|
|194||Traveller (N48)||HMS Traveller attacked an Italian submarine in the Otranto Strait. Three torpedoes were fired but no hits were obtained.|
|194||Rorqual (N74)||HMS Rorqual torpedoes and sinks the French merchant (in German service) Nantaise in the Aegean Sea.|
|194||Stratagem (P234)||HMS Stratagem fires torpedoes against the German submarine U-181 in the Strait of Malacca near Penang. However all torpedoes missed their target.|
|194||Unswerving (P63)||HMS Unswerving damages a sailing vessel with gunfire in the Aegean Sea.|
|194||Shalimar (P242)||HMS Shalimar sinks a Japanese coaster with gunfire in the southern part of the Strait of Malacca.|
|201||Trenchant (S91)||The crew of HMS Trenchant staged a ceremony in Plymouth marking the vessel’s readiness for operations. |
The occasion marked the submarine’s reintegration into the fleet after undergoing a maintenance and weapon and sensors upgrade in Devonport Naval Base. The submarine holds the RN submarine record for a continuous deployment of 11 months in 2013.
A rededication ceremony is a traditional part of any Royal Navy vessel’s life after completing a period of refit and improvement. The event was attended by the submarine’s sponsor, Lady Meriel Hunt.