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On This Day - December 23

19191885 - 1920: ThamesPaid off at the Nore
1939Undine (N48)HMS Undinewas undocked at Blyth.
1941U-79German submarine U-79 was sunk by HMS Hasty and HMS Hotspur south of Crete.
1941Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay torpedoes and further damages the Italian destroyer Aviere at Navarino harbour. The Aviere was already grounded.
1941Untiring (P59)Laid Down
1941Varangian (P61)Laid Down
1942Seraph (P219)HMS Seraph tries to ram the Italian submarine Alagi about 40 nautical miles north-east of Bone, Algeria.
1942Tally-Ho (P317)Launched
1943Sportsman (P229)HMS Sportsman torpedoes and sinks the Bulgarian troop transport Balkan south of Moudros, Lemnos Island, Greece.
1943Strongbow (P235)Completed
1944Thorough (P324)HMS Thorough lays mines in the Strait of Malacca.
1949Vigorous (P74)Sold for scrapping.
1949Ultimatum (P34)Sold and subsequently scrapped at Port Glasgow.

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