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On This Day - October 31

19121912 - 1929: MaidstoneCommissioned
1931Wilk (Dutch)Commissioned into the Polish Navy
1939Tigris (N63)Launched
1939Truant (N68)Completed
1939Seahorse (S98)HMS Seahorse ended her 3rd war patrol at Rosyth.
1940Upholder (N99)Completed
1941Truant (N68)HMS Truant torpedoes sinks the Italian tanker Meteor 2 nautical miles south-east of Punta Penna, Ortona, Italy.
1941USS Reuben JamesU-552 sinks USS Reuben James (DD-245) escorting Convoy HX 156, loss of 115 lives. First US ship lost to enemy action in WWII.
1942Taku (N38)HMS Taku fires four torpedoes against the Italian tanker Cerere about 10 nautical miles south of Cape Sounio, Greece. All torpedoes fired missed their target.
1943Unsparing (P55)HMS Unsparing damages a sailing vessel with gunfire south of Cape Koraxas, Amorgos Island, Greece.
1943O24 (Dutch)Attacked a Japanese merchant vessel of 4000-5000 tons off the northeast coast of Sumatra. Four torpedoes were fired but the target was able to evade the torpedoes.
1944Stoic (P231)HMS Stoic sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire off the north-east tip of Java, Netherlands East Indies. She also bombards warehouses and fuel tanks at Jangka Island.
1949Artful (P456)Commenced refit in Portsmouth Dockyard. On completion of the refit in early July 1950 HMS ARTFUL joined the 3rd Submarine Flotilla.

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