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On This Day - October 31

1905B3Launched
19121912 - 1929: MaidstoneCommissioned
1917K15Launched
1924L23Completed
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.
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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