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On This Day - December 08

1914G9Laid Down
19191907 - 1951: Lucia (F27)Recommissioned
1938Tribune (N76)Launched
1940Triton (N15)Lost

HMS Triton left Malta for a patrol in the lower Adriatic and the Straits of Otranto on 28th November 1940. At 0540 on 6th December an SOS from the Italian merchant vessel Olimpia was intercepted. Triton immediately set of to intercept her and seems to have made a successful attack before she was her self destroyed in a counter attack by two Italian Torpedo boats. There are also reports that the Italian Torpedo boat Clio may have sunk Triton. This attack is reported to have happened several days after Triton should have left the area and is therefore met with some scepticism
1941WIIBritain declared war against Japan.
1942Rorqual (N74)HMS Rorqual lays 33 mines off Bizerte, Tunisia.
1942Shakespeare (P221)Launched
1942Untamed (P58)Launched
19441927 - 1957: Alaunia (F17)Sold to the Admiralty for conversion to a repair ship
1981Tireless (S88)Laid Down

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