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On This Day - October 17

1910D3Launched
19191892 - 1920: Bonaventure (F139)Paid off
1939Tribune (N76)Completed
1939Seahorse (S98)HMS Seahorse departed Rosyth for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the south coast of Norway/Skagerrak.
19401920 - 1952: Wolfe (F37)Commissioned as HMS Wolfe (F37)
1941P38Completed
1943H41HMS Trooper sailed from Beirut on 26th September 1943 for a patrol west of the Dodecanese and later to the east of Leros. No signals were received and she failed to return on the appointed date, 17th October. Mining is strongly suspected.
1944Stygian (P249)HMS Stygian sinks three small Japanese vessels with gunfire off Penang.
1962Otus (S18)Launched
2009E18E18 was found close to the Estonian island of Hiiumaa by a Swedish marine survey company, MMT. They were guided by information provided by an Australian descendant of one of the crew. The Swedish survey vessel, the MV Triad, deployed a remote-operated vehicle and obtained the first pictures showing the submarine in remarkably good condition.

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