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On This Day - September 30

1916E39Completed
1918H2Leading Stoker Richard Cray died of double pneumonia.
1936Sunfish (N81)Launched
1939H34HMS H-34 fires two torpedoes at the German submarine U-3 15 nautical miles north of Kinnaird Head. The torpedoes miss.
19391924 - 1961: Artifex (F28)Passenger ship Aurania requisitioned by the Admiralty from the Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool for conversion to an armed merchant cruiser.
1941Trident (N52)HMS Trident fires three torpedoes against the German hospital ship Birka in the Breidsundet about 4 nautical miles north-west of Havaysund, Norway. All three missed.
1941Urge (N17)Overnight, HMS URGE took part in an operation to deliver a package to an agent on a beach in the Gulf of Gioia. It turned out that the agent was a double agent and the officer who was paddling ashore to deliver the package was killed by gunfire from the shore.
1941Taurus (P339)Laid Down
1943Sibyl (P217)HMS Sibyl torpedoes and sinks the German auxiliary minesweeper M 7022/Hummer about 12 nautical miles north-east of Bastia, Corsica, France.
1943Strongbow (P235)Launched
1943Sturdy (P248)Launched
1954USS NautilusThe worlds first nuclear reactor powered vessel USS Nautilus is commissioned.
2011Ambush (S120)Initial dive test completed in Devonshire Dock

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