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On This Day - August 17

19361937 - 1978: Maidstone (F44)Laid down by John Browns at Clydebank
1940Rorqual (N74)HMS Rorqual laid a minefield (50 mines) off Tukrah, Libya.
1940Utmost (N19)Completed
1941Tigris (N63)HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the Norwegian passenger/cargo ship Haakon Jarl near Svrholt, Norway.
1942Safari (P211)HMS Safari sinks the Italian sailing vessel Ausonia with gunfire 11 nautical miles bearing 180 from Orosei, Sardinia.
1942Turbulent (N98)HMS Turbulent torpedoes and damages the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio 12 nautical miles south-west of Navarino, Greece. This ship is loaded with some 2000 POW's, over which over 300 perish as a result of this attack.
1942Unison (P43)While on patrol in the Ionian Sea, HMS Unison attacks the Italian merchant Chisone with torpedoes off Zante, Greece. All torpedoes miss.

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