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Sealion (N72)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: S Group 2
Fate: Used as a target in March 1945.

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Events

16-05-1933 : Laid Down
16-03-1934 : Launched
21-12-1934 : Completed
06-11-1939 : HMS Sealion fires 6 torpedoes against the German submarine U-21 off the Dogger Bank. All torpedoes fired missed their target
11-04-1940 : HMS Sealion torpedoes and sinks the German merchant August Leonhard in the Skaggerak.
06-05-1940 : HMS Sealion attacks the German merchant Moltkefels with 3 torpedoes about 19 nautical miles south-west of Vaderob. However the torpedoes miss their target.
03-07-1940 : HMS Sealion fires 6 torpedoes against a German convoy off the Boknafjord, Norway. None of the torpedoes found it's target and Sealion was heavily depth charged following this failed attack.
08-07-1940 : HMS Sealion fires a torpedo at the beached wreck of the German merchant Palime off Obrestadt. The Palime was beached after hitting a mine on 5 June 1940 that was laid by HMS Narwhal.
29-07-1940 : HMS Sealion attacks the German submarine U-62 with torpedoes (that miss) and then with gunfire south-west of Stavanger, Norway.
04-08-1940 : HMS Sealion torpedoes and sinks the Norwegian merchant Toran off Homborsund, Norway.
06-08-1940 : HMS Sealion fires four torpedoes against the German merchant Cläre Hugo Stinnes off Kristiansand, Norway. All torpedoes missed their target.
05-02-1941 : HMS Sealion sinks the (German controlled) Norwegian Ryfylke off Honningsvåg, Norway.
30-05-1941 : HMS Sealion fires 6 torpedoes against the German submarine U-74 in the Bay of Biscay about 45 nautical miles south-west of Belle-Ile Island, France. All six torpedoes missed their target.
07-07-1941 : HMS Sealion sinks the French fishing vessels Gustav Eugene and Gustav Jeanne with gunfire off Ushant.
08-07-1941 : HMS Sealion sinks the French fishing vessel Christus Regnat with gunfire off Ushant.
09-07-1941 : HMS Sealion sinks the French fishing vessel St Pierre d'Alcantara with gunfire off Ushant.
18-11-1941 : HMS Sealion sinks the Norwegian tanker Vesco off the Laksefjord, Norway.
05-12-1941 : HMS Sealion torpedoes and sinks the Norwegian merchant Island north of Mehavn, Norway.


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