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On This Day - December 10

1913C14Sank off Plymouth Sound after collision with Hopper

On the evening of the 10th of December HMS C14, en route to Plymouth, when she collided with Government Hopper No 27 in Plymouth Sound. The submarine immediately began to take in large amounts of water and began sinking by the stern. The collision took place within sight of land from where help soon arrived and although the submarine sank within ten minutes, there were no casualties. HMS C14 was later salvaged and returned to active service.
19141903 - 1946: Ambrose (F08)Commisioned
1917UB-75UB-75 mined and sunk off Flamborough Head
1939P511HMS Undine ended her 3rd war patrol at Blyth.
1942Surf (P239)Launched
1944Shalimar (P242)HMS Shalimar sinks two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1944Porpoise (N14)HMS Porpoise sinks a small Japanese sailing vessel in the Strait of Malacca.
1946Alderney (P416)Completed
1963Warspite (S103)Laid Down
2010Sceptre (S104)Decommissioned. Last of the class to pay off.
2015Artful (S121)The third of the Astute Class attack submarines, Artful, was officially been handed over to the Royal Navy.

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