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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
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
1939P511HMS 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.
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