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On This Day - April 25

191E22HMS E22 was on surface passage in the North Sea. At just after 1150 a torpedo fired from the German submarine UB18 struck the vessel sending her immediately to the bottom.

Of the crew of 33 only two survived having been picked up by U18 and taken as Prisoners of War. ERA F S Buckingham and Signalman W T Harrod.
191H23Completed
191R1Launched
191R2Launched
194Trident (N52)HMS Trident fires two torpedoes against the German merchants Palime and Pelikan about 30 nautical miles south-west of Lindesnes, Norway. Both torpedoes missed.
194Upholder (N99)HMS Upholder torpedoes and sinks the Italian Antonietta Lauro, near Kerkennah Buoy #3, Tunisia.
194P311Laid Down
194Sea Scout (P253)HMS Sea Scout sinks a Japanese coaster with gunfire off Sumbawa Island, Netherlands East Indies.
195Porpoise (N14)Launched
197Trafalgar (S107)Laid Down

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