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On This Day - May 24

191E11Travelling up the Sea of Marmara, E11 sank two Turkish transport ships and drove another agound.
193Seal (N37)Completed
193P611Laid Down
193P612Laid Down
193P615Laid Down
194Upholder (N99)The King was graciously pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Cross for great valour and resolution in command of His Majestys Submarine Upholder to Lieutenant Commander Malcolm David Wanklyn, DSO, Royal Navy.

On the evening of 24th May, 1941, whilst on patrol off the coast of Sicily, Lieutenant Commander Wanklyn, in command of His Majestys Submarine Upholder, sighted a southbound enemy troop convoy, strongly escorted by Destroyers. The failing light was such that observation by periscope could not be relied on but a surface attack would have been easily seen. Upholder's listening gear was out of action. In spite of these severe handicaps Lieutenant Commander Wanklyn decided to press home his attack at short range.
194Upholder (N99)HMS Upholder attacked a convoy east of Sicily & sank Italian liner Conte Rosso
194Urge (N17)HMS URGE returned to Malta.
194Traveller (N48)HMS Traveller arrived at Gibraltar
194Turpin (P354)Laid Down
199Talent (S92)Left Barrow

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