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On This Day - March 28

1915G11Laid Down
1915C16Able Seaman James is reported to have been accidentally drowned after falling overboard from the Submarine whilst securing the boat to a buoy.
1941Utmost (N19)HMS Utmost attacks a convoy of 5 German merchants and three Italian destroyers and torpedoes and sinks the German merchants Heraklea and torpedoed and damages the Ruhr 22 nautical miles south-east of Kuriat, Tunisia.
1942Unknown SubA British sub near Antipaxo sunk the Italian ocean liner, which was being used to transport troops from North Africa back to Italy. The loss of the liner entailed the loss of 768 Italian soldiers and crewmen
1943Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay torpedoes and sinks the French merchant Lillios off Cape Scalea, Italy.
1944Syrtis (P241)Mined & sunk

HMS Syrtis left Lerwick on 16th March 1944 for a patrol off the Norwegian coast. On 20th March she was ordered to an area near Bodo, some 70 miles inside the Arctic Circle. Two days later she sank the steamer Narvik with gunfire. On the 28th a signal was sent to Syrtis ordering her to return to Lerwick. This signal was never acknowledged and the submarine failed to return. German reports indicate the sinking of a submarine in the Bodo area at the time by shore batteries, but the most likely cause of her loss is a mine.
1944Sportsman (P229)HMS Sportsman torpedoes and sinks the small German tanker MT 3/Vienna off Monemvassia, Greece.
1944Truculent (P315)HMS Truculent torpedoes and sinks the Japanese army cargo ship Yasushima Maru in the Strait of Malacca
1945Thule (P325)HMS Thule sinks two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire off the west coast of Siam.

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