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On This Day - December 7

1906C15Laid Down
1914E35Laid Down
1917R10Laid Down
1930Regulus (N88)Completed
1937Thistle (N24)Laid Down
1938Trident (N52)Launched
1939Wilk (Dutch)German fishing boat MFK Pil 55 Heimat was sunk by a mine laid by Wilk on the 2nd of September.
1940Sunfish (N81)HMS Sunfish torpedoes and damages the Norwegian merchant Dixie off Stadlandet, Norway.
1941Pearl HarbourOn the morning of 7th December 1941, the US Fleet suffered more damage in one hour than during the whole of the First World War, when Japanese aircraft bombed Pearl Harbour - the United States' largest naval base - and the airfields which were an essential part of its defences. The attack lasted from 7.55 am to 9.15 am, and initiated the Pacific Ocean as one of the war's major battlegrounds.
1941Uredd (P41)P41 is taken over by the Royal Norwegian Navy, and christened Uredd.
1941Truant (N68)HMS Truant fires two torpedoes against the German merchant Bellona off Suda Bay, Crete, Greece. Both torpedoes missed their target.
1941Uredd (P41)Completed
1942Tuna (N94)HMS Tuna delivered the "Cockleshell Heroes" to the mouth of the Gironde for their daring raid on Bordeaux, France in which 6 German ships were mined. The raid was called Operation Frankton, and only two of the 12 men returned..
1944Stygian (P249)HMS Stygian sinks a Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.
1944Sea Rover (P218)HMS Sea Rover sinks a Japanese vessel with gunfire off Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies.

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