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On This Day - August 8

1912No 5Foundered while on tow off the NAB Tower whilst under tow to the breakers yard.
1918D8Engine Room Artificer Simpson Anderson died from the effects of arsenieurreted hydrogen poisoning following exposure to contaminated battery gases.
1940Upholder (N99)Launched
1942Unbroken (P42)HMS Unbroken fires two torpedoes at the Italian merchant Algerino off Capri. Both torpedoes missed their target.
1942Splendid (P228)Completed
1943Simoom (P225)While on patrol east of Bastia, HMS Simoom fires three torpedoes at a merchant. All torpedoes missed their target.
1943Rorqual (N74)HMS Rorqual lays her remaining 21 mines off Lemnos, Greece.
1944Universal (P57)While on patrol off H'res, southern France, HMS Universal torpedoes and damages against an enemy auxiliary minesweeper.
1960Scythian (P237)Scrapped at Charlestown

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