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On This Day - September 29

19111911 - 1949: Alecto (J10)Launched
1915C29HMS C29 and the trawler Ariadne were carrying out anti U-boat duties off the Outer Dowsing Light Vessel off the Humber in the North Sea. The submarine was under tow and in telephone contact with the trawler when a mine exploded. The loss of C29 brought an end to trawler/submarine operations.
1917L71Laid Down
1943Unsparing (P55)HMS Unsparing sinks a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire off Kythira Island, Greece.
1993Victorious (S29)Launched
2015Ambush (S120)HMS Ambush, made a rare appearance on the surface of the Mediterranean for NATO’s biggest submarine exercise of the autumn.

Over 10 days, five surface ships and seven maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters pitted their wits against seven submarines, five conventional diesel boats, two nuclear, in the Ionian Sea.

Exercise Dynamic Manta 15 was billed as one of the most demanding submarine hunting workouts above, on and below the Seven Seas.

Throwing the hat into the ring on behalf of the UK was HMS Ambush, carrying out her second operational patrol since joining the Silent Service.

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