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On This Day - May 23

1915E11Travelling up the Sea of Marmara, Ell sank a gunboat and several other small craft.
1935Spearfish (N69)Laid Down
1940Truant (N68)HMS Truant fires two torpedoes against the British merchant Alster off the Breidsundet, Norway. The German merchant Alster was captured in the Vestfjord off Norway on 10 April 1940 by the British destroyer HMS Icarus. HMS Truant was unaware of this but fortunately both torpedoes missed their target.
1941Upholder (N99)HMS Upholder torpedoes a damages the French merchant Capitaine Damiani east of Tunisia.
1944Sceptre (P215)HMS Sceptre torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Baldur off Castro-Urdiales, northern Spain.
1944Universal (P57)HMS Universal torpedoes and sinks the German auxiliary gunboat SG 15 off Genua, Italy.
1944Virulent (P95)Launched
1963Opossum (S19)Launched
19781937 - 1978: Maidstone (F44)After forty years service, she arrived at Inverkeithing to be broken up.

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