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On This Day - December 01

1588The Chatham ChestThe first attempt to organize welfare provision for Royal Navy seamen was established - the Chatham Chest.
Contributions were deducted from sailors pay and placed in the chest, which had five different locks, the keys being held by five officers, in a (not very successful) attempt to avoid corruption, with sums disbursed to seamen in distressed circumstances
18841886 - 1921: ForthLaid down
1913F1Laid Down
1914E14Completed
1914E23Laid Down
1914E29Laid Down
1914E30Laid Down
1914E31Laid Down
1914E37Laid Down
1914E38Laid Down
1914E39Laid Down
1914E40Laid Down
1914E42Laid Down
1914E55Laid Down
1914E56Laid Down
1914G6Laid Down
1914G14Laid Down
1916E37Lieutenant Commander Robert Fellowes Chisholm had sailed from Harwich in company with E54 (Lieutenant Commander Robert Raikes). It is thought that E37 was lost in a minefield off Orford Ness.
1916M4Laid Down
1917R9Laid Down
1917R11Laid Down
1917R12Laid Down
1918R2Completed
1930Swordfish (N61)Laid Down
1941Regent (N41)HMS Regent torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Enrico about 10 nautical miles south-east of Marettimo island, Italy.
1942Ursula (N59)HMS Ursula sinks the Italian auxiliary submarine chaser V 135/Togo with scuttling charges some 15 miles south of Cape Mele, Corsica, France.
1942Sickle (P224)Completed
1944Sturdy (P248)HMS Sturdy sinks a Japanese vessel with gunfire in Makassar Strait.
1944Supreme (P252)HMS Supreme sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire of the Andaman Islands.
1944Vortex (P87)Completed
1982Turbulent (S87)Launched

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