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On This Day - November 23

1911E2Launched
1914D2Lt Cdr Jameson was washed overboard from HMS D2 and drowned on 23 November 1914.
1916G5Launched
1917WRNSDame Katharine Furse appointed first director of Women's Royal Naval Service
1918G11The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Richard Douglas Sandford VC, died in hospital. He had been taken ill with typhoid fever and died in hospital in Yorkshire.

In April 1918 he was the Commanding Officer of Submarine C3 during the attack on Zeebrugge during which the viaduct was destroyed when the submarine was blown up underneath it.
19391902 - 1939: PandoraMined and sunk off Blyth while in tow, was to be stripped for use as a blockship.
1939Seal (N37)HMS Seal ended her 4th war patrol at Halifax
1939Undine (N48)HMS Undine departed Blyth for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the South-West coast of Norway.
1942Splendid (P228)HMS Splendid sinks the Italian merchant Luigi Favorita with gunfire about 80 nautical miles from Capo Carbonara, Sardinia, Italy.
1942Unruffled (P46)HMS Unruffled attacks the Italian submarine Antonio Sciesa with torpedoes off Buerat, Libya. All torpedoes miss.
1942Porpoise (N14)HMS Porpoise sinks the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel F 39/Fertilia with gunfire off Kerkennah, Tunisia.
1942Traveller (N48)HMS Traveller (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) arrived at Malta with a cargo of aviation spirit.
1943Talent (P322)Commisioned into to the Royal Netherlands Navy. She was renamed Zwaardvisch, Dutch for 'Swordfish'. She went on to lead a distinguished career.
1944Sidon (P259)Sidon was completed and commenced trials followed by the start of working up training at the Holy Loch
1944L27HMS L-27 paid off
1944Sidon (P259)Completed
1977Splendid (S106)Laid Down

LossesSubmarine Badges