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On This Day - December 11

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.
1943Tradewind (P329)Launched
1946Alaric (P441)Completed
1957Cachalot (N83)Launched
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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