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On This Day - September 03

1912No 4Foundered
1940Truant (N68)HMS Truant intercepts the German merchant Tropic Sea. The Tropic Sea is scuttled in the Bay of Biscay about 235 nautical miles north-west of Cape Finisterre, Spain.
1940Upright (N89)Completed
1941Trident (N52)While returning to base at Polyarnoe, Russia, HMS Trident is fired upon but missed by the German submarine U-566.
1941Otus (N92)HMS Otus fires a torpedo at an enemy armed merchant cruiser of 4000 tons in the central Mediterranean about 175 nautical miles east of Valetta, Malta. The torpedo misses.
1942Viking (P69)Laid Down
1942Traveller (N48)HMS Traveller HMS Traveller was off Tobruk, patrolling at periscope depth when she was bombed by an unseen aircraft. There was no damage.
1944Strongbow (P235)HMS Strongbow sinks three Siamese sailing vessels with gunfire off the west coast of Siam.
1944Vigorous (P74)HMS Vigorous claims the sinking of two sailing vessels off Paximadia Island, Greece.
1986DDH OpenedMrs Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, officially opened Devonshire Dock Hall.
1986Vanguard (S28)Laid Down

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