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Venturer (P68)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: V2
Fate: Trnsferred to the Norwegian Navy as Utstein in 1946.

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25-08-1942 : Laid Down
04-05-1943 : Launched
19-08-1943 : Completed
02-03-1944 : 2 Mar, 1944 - Torpedoed and sank the German merchant Thor off Stadlandet, Norway.
15-04-1944 : Torpedoed and sank the German merchant Friedrichshafen south-south-east of Egersund, Norway
11-09-1944 : Torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Vang off Lister, Norway
13-09-1944 : HMS Venturer fires 3 torpedoes against the Norwegian merchant Force north-west of Egersund, Norway. All three torpedoes miss. Venturer then engaged the target with gunfire but the submarine was forced to break off this attack as she was fired upon by German shore batteries.
11-11-1944 : Torpedoed and sank the German submarine U-771 in the Andfjord near Harstad, Norway.
09-02-1945 : HMS Venturer, commanded by James S Launders, torpedoed and sank the U-864 (all hands lost) in the North Sea west of Bergen, Norway. This is the only known incident in all of naval warfare in which one submarine sinks another while both are submerged
19-03-1945 : Torpedoed and sank the German merchant Sirius off Namsos, Norway.


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