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On This Day - May 20

1939Taku (N38)Launched
1940Spearfish (N69)HMS Spearfish sinks the Danish fishing vessels S.130 and S.175 with gunfire in the North Sea.
1940Tetrarch (N77)HMS Tetrarch captures the Danish fishing vessel Emmanuel and sinks the Danish fishing vessel Terieven with scuttling charges in the North Sea west of Denmark.
1941Upholder (N99)HMS Upholder fires four torpedoes at the Italian tanker Utilitas off Capo dell'Armi but miss the target.
1941Urge (N17)Whilst on Patrol along the Sicily/Gulf of Sirte route an attack was made on two escorted Italian Merchant Vessels in position 35`46'N 11`57'E. Four torpedoes were fired of which the first two hit, the third missed and the fourth one also hit. As a result the 4,857 ton PERSEO was damaged and the 5,165 ton ZEFFIRO was sunk.
1944Sceptre (P215)HMS Sceptre torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Hochheimer off Bilbao, northern Spain. In the same attack the torpodoes miss the German patrol vessels V-402 and V-405.
1944Supreme (P252)Completed
1945Sea Dog (P216)HMS Seadog sinks a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire north of Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.
1947Ambush (P418)Commissioned under the command of Lieutenant Commander George E Hunt, DSO, DSC
1970Superb (S109)Ordered from Vickers, barrow

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