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On This Day - December 11

1917P552Laid down
1928Olympus (N35)Launched
1936Spearfish (N69)Completed
1941Talisman (N78)HMS Talisman torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Calitea some 90 miles south of Cape Matapan.
1941WWIIGermany and Italy declare war on the US. The US Congress declares war on Germany and Italy
1941Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay sinks the Greek sailing vessel Sofia with gunfire north-west of Suda Bay, Crete.
1941Truant (N68)HMS Truant torpedoes and heavily damages the Italian torpedo boat Alcione north of Crete.
1941O24 (Dutch)Attacked the German submarine U-652 with three torpedoes about 15 nautical miles west of Ustica Island. No hits were obtained.
1943Tradewind (P329)Launched
1946Alaric (P441)Completed
1957Cachalot (N83)Launched
1962Talent (P322)Decommissioned
1964Tarn (P336)Decommissioned
2010Astute (S119)On her first day back at sea after a grounding incident, HMS Astute had to return to port for repairs due to a minor problem with her steam plant.
2020Anson (S123)Anson was officially been named in a virtual ceremony (due to the Covid1-19 pandemic) at BAE Systems Barrow-in-Furness shipyard.

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