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On This Day - December 20

191E30Stoker Robert James Pudner (O/N K20273) was a member of the crew of Submarine E30 and he is understood to have drowned but the circumstances are not known. However his body was recovered and was returned to his parents in his home town of Okehampton in Devon.
193Ursula (N59)Completed
194Safari (P211)HMS Safari torpedoes and heavily damages the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel F 139/Constantina in thbe Gulf of Hammamet, Tunisia. The damaged Italian ship was declared a total loss.
194Unshaken (P54)HMS Unshaken attacks the French merchant Oasis with gunfire off Genova, Italy. No damage is inflicted.
194Vox (P67)Completed
194P511Returned to the USN but remained laid up in Britain.
196Churchill (S46)Launched

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