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On This Day - November 23

1914D2Lt Cdr Jameson was washed overboard from HMS D2 and drowned on 23 November 1914.
1917WRNSDame Katharine Furse appointed first director of Women's Royal Naval Service
19391902 - 1939: PandoraMined and sunk off Blyth while in tow, was to be stripped for use as a blockship.
1939Seal (N37)HMS Seal ended her 4th war patrol at Halifax
1939Undine (N48)HMS Undine departed Blyth for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the South-West coast of Norway.
1942Splendid (P228)HMS Splendid sinks the Italian merchant Luigi Favorita with gunfire about 80 nautical miles from Capo Carbonara, Sardinia, Italy.
1942Unruffled (P46)HMS Unruffled attacks the Italian submarine Antonio Sciesa with torpedoes off Buerat, Libya. All torpedoes miss.
1942Porpoise (N14)HMS Porpoise sinks the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel F 39/Fertilia with gunfire off Kerkennah, Tunisia.
1942Traveller (N48)HMS Traveller (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) arrived at Malta with a cargo of aviation spirit.
1943Talent (P322)Commisioned into to the Royal Netherlands Navy. She was renamed Zwaardvisch, Dutch for 'Swordfish'. She went on to lead a distinguished career.
1944Sidon (P259)Sidon was completed and commenced trials followed by the start of working up training at the Holy Loch
1944L27HMS L-27 paid off
1944Sidon (P259)Completed
1977Splendid (S106)Laid Down
Lastest Comments
12.11.20 on page B6
John Kirman wrote:
    George Kirman, my grandfather left a 9 year old son Ernest and as a result now has 7 direct descendants. My father Ernest, then an orphan, was raised by his grandparents....
28.10.20 on page Affray - Subsmash Commentary
Paul Vincent wrote:
    For the record Ray Vincent ch. 27 didn’t exist but Roy Vincent did. He was my uncle and had brother my Grandad so not an only child as referred to in the book. His parents were in their mid 40’s at this time so not elderly as referred to in the book. He joined to earn an extra 1/2 Crown as he w...
13.10.20 on page Perseus (N36)
Tilemachos Beriatos wrote:
    Hello, I would like to provided you with some information that you may find helpful, regarding the location of the wreck: Please consider thwt the wreck of Royal Navy submarine "HMS Perseus" lies closer to Kefalonia Island (around 4 Km off the coast) compared to Zakynthos (11 Km), therefore technica...
30.09.20 on page 1928 - 1942: Medway (F25)
Keith Pengelley wrote:
    My Grandfather W H Pengelley (J43432) served on board and survived. I am currently writing an account of his life. I remember him very well and spent much time listening to his account of the sinking - he warned the officers about the portholes above the water line being open as the ship would floo...
06.09.20 on page Porpoise (N14)
Hywel Thomas wrote:
    My Uncle was Leading Seaman Ralph Thomas. He was from Machen and Rudry in South Wales. His name is listed on the Cenotaph at St James Church, Rudry Nr. Caerphilly. He had joined up in 1938 and had served at the battle of Narvik on HMS Foxhound. He was one of the crew manning the launch from Foxho...