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On This Day - January 3

1921902 - 1939: PandoraRecommissioned
194Taku (N38)Completed
194First Use Of ChariotA two-man submersible Chariot, based on a modified torpedo, succeeded in penetrating Palermo & sank the light cruiser Ulpio Traiano - the first such use of the device by the Royal Navy, which had copied it from the Italian Navy's Maiale that had been used to considerable effect against British shipping earlier in the war
194Shakespeare (P221)HMS Shakespeare and the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Wa 1 engage each other with gunfire off the Nancowry Strait, Nicobar Islands. Both ships are damaged in the engagement.
194Rorqual (N74)HMS Rorqual lays 50 mines (minefield ML 022) off Phuket, Siam.
198Triumph (S93)Ordered from Vickers, Barrow

LossesSubmarine Badges