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On This Day - November 18

1917K1Damaged off Danish Coast after collision with HMS K4. Sunk to avoid capture
1937Taku (N38)Laid Down
1939Seahorse (S98)During the morning HMS Seahorse operating off Terschelling, sighted two Roeder-class destroyers but could not get in an attacking position.
1941Sealion (N72)HMS Sealion sinks the Norwegian tanker Vesco off the Laksefjord, Norway.
1941Safari (P211)Launched
1942Trusty (N45)HMS Trusty torpedoes and damages the Japanese troop transport Columbia Maru near Penang, Malaya.
1942Porpoise (N14)HMS Porpoise torpedoes and sinks the Italian tanker Giulio Giordani about 45 nautical miles north-east of Misurata, Libya.
1942U-331Already damaged and unable to dive, U-331 was sunk west of Algiers by torpedo from an Albacore from HMS Formidable. There were seventeen survivors, of which five were wounded.
1942Varne (P66)Laid Down
1942Vulpine (P79)Laid Down
1943Sickle (P224)HMS Sickle sinks a sailing vessel with gunfire off Leros island, Greece.
1944Tally-Ho (P317)HMS Tally-Ho sinks three Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1947Anchorite (P422)Completed

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