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On This Day - November 30

1914F2Laid Down
1917H48Laid Down
19401940 - 1970: Adamant (F64)Launched
1943Stygian (P249)Launched
1943Visigoth (P76)Launched
1944Strongbow (P235)HMS Strongbow sinks three Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire off the west coast of Sumatra
1952Sidon (P259)Taken in hand at Devonport for intermediate docking and for fitting an escape trunk. Completed 9th January 1953.
1974Superb (S109)Launched
2018Astute (S119)Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans and hunter-killer sub HMS Astute have been operating alongside each other, honing their Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) skills. But it was also an opportunity for them to go up against each other, testing their ability to deal with the threat one another brings to the battlefield.

“To be the best at what we do, it is essential that we train both against and alongside the very best,” Commander John Cromie, Commanding Officer of HMS St Albans, said.

“HMS Astute provides that partner with whom we can polish our skills to the highest level.”

This latest training exercise took place in a Scottish loch and was a chance to sharpen and refine procedures necessary to coordinate activity when dealing with a potential submarine threat.

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