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On This Day - October 09

18941882 - 1919: HebeCompleted
1916G1Lieutenant Charles Philip Voltelin van der Byl, having been appointed to HMS Titania (the Depot Ship of the Eleventh Submarine Flotilla) for G1 as First Lieutenant is understood to have died when he was accidentally lost overboard.
1940Regent (N41)HMS Regent torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Antonietta Costa about 20 nautical miles west of Durazzo, Albania.
1941Untamed (P58)Laid Down
1942Unbending (P37)HMS Unbending torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Alga near Djerba, Tunisia.
1942Traveller (N48)HMS Traveller attacks the Italian tanker Proserpina that is escorted by the Italian torpedo boats Castore and Ciclone, with four torpedoes west of Crete. None of the torpedoes fired hit the target.
1943Stratagem (P234)Completed
1944Sturdy (P248)HMS Sturdy sinks a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Gulf of Boni, Celebes, Netherlands East Indies.
1944Virtue (P75)HMS Virtue sinks the Greek sailing vessel Aghios Matthaios with gunfire west of Cape Stavros, Crete.
2000Unseen (S41)HMCS Victoria (ex-HMS Unseen) departed UK for Canada

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