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On This Day - January 17

1914V3Laid Down
1940Tribune (N76)HMS Tribune fires 6 torpedoes against an enemy submarine in the Skagerrak about 15 nautical miles east-north-east of Skagen, Denmark.
1940Traveller (N48)Laid Down
1942Umbra (P35)HMS Umbra torpedoes and sinks the Italian salvage vessel Rampino north-north-east of Sousse, Tunisia. Umbra picks up the Rampino's sole survivor.
1943United (P44)HMS United torpedoes and sinks the Italian destroyer Bombardiere about 20 nautical miles north-west of Isola Marettimo, Sicily, Italy.
1945Stygian (P249)HMS Stygian sinks the Japanese Nichinan Maru and a sailing vessel with gunfire off Perak.
Lastest Comments
18.12.21 on page Pussers Pot Mess
Lawrence wrote:
    I got a recipe from my dad when he was fished out by the RN at Dunkirk ... one tin evaporated milk, same tin of water, same tin of sugar, same tin of rum. Add cocoa if you feel the need (it seems few did!)....
08.11.21 on page The History Of British Submarine Sonars
Stephan Timbers wrote:
    To David Parry and the people involved in rnsubs Thank you so much for this article. The technological evolution of active & passive Sonar/ASDIC is still very much unknown and comprehensive data inaccessible to the public. Your report helps to shed light on the matter from a RN perspective. T...
20.10.21 on page Building X Craft Submarines
Gary Maughan wrote:
    My father was an ERA, testing the re-breath system for divers in Scotland, and apparently was redeployed for a secret mission, we believe to be onboard one of the x craft at D-Day. His name was Ron Maughan, I have a picture of him standing with Fraser and Maginness....
05.10.21 on page Tetrarch (N77)
ken carroll wrote:
    Thank you. My uncle McKenna Tom Northover went down with HMS Tetrarch. I have the various regrets from the King , "mentioned in dispatches" etc that my Aunt gave me before she died. A sad part of history, he was 28 years old....
09.09.21 on page K13
Sandra Smith wrote:
    Many thanks for the list of survivors of the K13 submarine. My husband's grandfather was a survivor of this incident. We have both searched the internet many times for a list of survivors, without success. Today I have spent over 3 hours searching and have stumbled on this web-site!...