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On This Day - July 23

1918C3The King was Graciously pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Cross to Lieutenant Richard Douglas Sandford, Royal Navy for the conspicuous gallantry.
1929Proteus (N29)Launched
1943Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay torpedoes and sinks the Italian Aderno off Civitavecchia, Italy.
1944Storm (P233)HMS Storm sinks the Japanese army cargo ship Kiso Maru and two Japanese patrol vessels with gunfire off Port Owen, Andaman Islands.
1945Tudor (P326)HMS Tudor sinks a Japanese coaster with gunfire in the Java Sea..
2003Queens Colours Queen's Colours Presentation to Devonport at Plymouth Sound included the following ships - Walney, Albion, Wave Knight, Sir Bedivere, Newcastle, Exeter, Gleaner, Ocean, Norfolk, Grafton, Portland, Severn, Puncher, Raider, Blazer, Tracker, Express, Explorer

LossesSubmarine Badges