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On This Day - May 6

1918G12Stoker 1st Class John Francis Alsford was accidentally killed. He was electrocuted when thrown against an open switchboard. The submarine was in the act of surfacing off Hartlepool and the Conning Tower Hatch had been opened when the submarine was ‘pooped’. The Submarine took a downward lurch and he lost his footing.
1918G2Signalman Harold Owen Alfred Bear was accidentally drowned.
1940Snapper (N39)HMS Snapper attackes the German armed merchant cruiser Schiff 21/Widder with 2 torpedoes east of Denmark. However the torpedoes miss their target.
1940Sealion (N72)HMS Sealion attacks the German merchant Moltkefels with 3 torpedoes about 19 nautical miles south-west of Vaderob. However the torpedoes miss their target.
1940Seal (N37)The German merchant Vogesen hits a mine and sinks. The mine was laid by the British submarine HMS Seal in the Kattegat on 4 May 1940.
1941Taku (N38)HMS Taku torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Cagliari in the Tyrrhenian Sea about 20 nautical miles north-north-west of Stromboli Island, Italy.
1941Truant (N68)HMS Truant torpedoes sinks the Italian passenger/cargo ship Bengasi about 3 nautical miles south-east off the Cavoli lighthouse, Sardinia, Italy.
1941Ursula (N59)HMS Ursula attacks the German transport ships Brook and Tilly L.M. Russoff Tripoli, Libya but the ships escape.
1941Sea Nymph (P223)Laid Down
1943Safari (P211)HMS Safari torpedoes and sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper R 106/Onda off Asinara Island, Italy.
1943Unrivalled (P45)HMS Unrivalled attacks the Italian sailing vessel Albina with a torpedo off Cape Vaticano, Calabria, Italy. The torpedo misses.

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