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On This Day - December 24

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1941H31HMS H-31 sunk by mine in Bay of Biscay

In December 1941 news was received of a possible break out from Brest, by the German battleships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen. In expectation of this eight submarines were sent to the area but although the breakout did not take place, H31 failed to return. The submarine had sailed from Falmouth on 19th December. She was requested to signal her position on the 24th but did not do so.
1944Tudor (P326)HMS Tudor sinks two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire of the west coast of Burma.
1947Sea Dog (P216)Scrapped at Troon

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