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On This Day - September 15

1917L21Laid Down
1941HMS ForthSubmarine depot ship HMS Forth commences refit in USA
1941Tigris (N63)HMS Tigris fires four torpedoes against the German merchant Bessheim in Lopphavet, Norway. All torpedoes missed.
1944Voracious (P78)HMS Voracious fires three torpedoes against the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 2110 5 nautical miles north of Skopelos Island, Greece. All torpedoes miss.
1956Finwhale (S05)Laid Down
1958Sleuth (P261)Scrapped at Charlestown
1966Resolution (S22)Launched
2012Ambush (S120)Ambush set sail for the first time as she left Barrow for sea trails.

The 7,400-tonne, nuclear powered attack submarine left Ramsden Dock about 11am and made her way out through Walney Channel with about 98 crew members on board. Onlookers, many of whom arrived hours earlier to secure prime viewing positions waved and cheered as the ?1.2bn feat of British and Barrow engineering went past.

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