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On This Day - September 04

1915C33HMS C33 had been operating with the trawler Malta in an attempt to entice German submarines into attacking the trawler. C33 would be towed behind the trawler ready to attack any German vessel that closed to take a look

Having completed the patrol C33 and Malta parted company at 2015. The last contact with the submarine was a wireless message at 2150. No further contact was made and a search failed to locate any wreckage or survivors. The Germans made no claims for her sinking and it is therefore believed that the submarine must have hit a mine.
1915E7At 0700 HMS E7 dived to 100 feet in an attempt to break through the anti-submarine nets at Nagara Point in the Dardanelles. The attempt failed when the starboard propeller became entangled in the nets. All attempts to free the vessel failed and drew the attention of the Turkish craft in the area. After successive attacks E7 was forced to surface. Once the crew had been removed to safety, the vessel was scuttled.

Engine Room Artificer Asher Coates O/N RNR/EA/1969 was among those captured. Asher Coates died as a Prisoner of War on 30th September 1916. He had been born in Barrow in Furness and had worked in the Vickers Shipyard. He was buried in the Hadjikiri Cemetery and is commemorated on the Baghdad North Gate Memorial (Memorial 11)
1939Oxley (P55)HMS Oxley departed Dundee for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the South-West coast of Norway near Stavanger.
1942Thrasher (N37)HMS Thrasher torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Padenna about 40 nautical miles north of Tobruk, Libya.
1944Tantalus (P318)HMS Tantalus claims to have damaged a tug with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1944Viking (P69)HMS Viking attacks a German convoy with torpedoes about 10 nautical miles south-east of Egersund, Norway. All torpedoes miss.
1944Sidon (P259)Launched
19461907 - 1951: Lucia (F27)Sold
1982Revenge (S27)Recommissioned a second time at HM Naval Base Rosyth

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