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On This Day - April 22

1943Saracen (P247)HMS Saracen torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Tagliamento about 35 nautical miles south of Pianosa, Italy.
1943Rorqual (N74)HMS Rorqual lays 50 mines off Isola Favignana west of Sicily, Italy.
1943Shalimar (P242)Launched
1944Sea Rover (P218)HMS Sea Rover sinks a Japanese coaster with gunfire north of Sumatra.
1944Taurus (P339)HMS Taurus sinks the Japanese salvage vessel Hokuan I-Go and a tug with gunfire off Malaya.
1944Shalimar (P242)Completed
Lastest Comments
14.02.24 on page Israeli sub wreck found 31 years on
Karen Welsby wrote:
    My parterner George was a submariner on Totem and he told me that Canadian Indians gave the submarine a Totem Pole and said that as long as the Totem was on board she would never sink. Apparently when the Israel Navy were presented with the Totem they said they didn’t want it. The Totem Pole isnâ€...
26.01.24 on page Thistle (N24)
Aaron Cluney wrote:
    My Grandfather was one of the brave souls that lost their lives onboard Thistle. Heartwarming to know finally where they lay to rest....
25.01.24 on page P222
Anne Clifford wrote:
    I was so excited to find the Bio of my Grandfather Frederick William Simpson DS . Thank yo . I am his grand daughter from his second marriage....
14.11.23 on page P222
Grace Absolom (Bill Absolom (son of Richard Willia wrote:
    I am writing this for my father Bill Absolom, who is the Son of Richard William Absolom, Leading Telegraphist on the P222. Bill was very touched by Claudio Perazzini's comment. Thank you for posting. Hearing the story of the Fortunale sailors saluting and praying for the P222 crew was special to...
15.10.23 on page HM Submarine A5 (Forgotten Submariners)
Paddy Reynolds wrote:
    My great uncle John Tucker (DofB Dec 3 1885 Birkenhead) His navy record says, "Approve advance to a higher rating provide inspec capt. of submarines considers him fit in recognition of services rendered at considerable personal risk by which several of the crew of A5 submarine were saved from death....