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T3 was a sea-going torpedo boat operated by the Royal Yugoslav Navy between 1921 and 1941. Originally 78 T, a 250t-class torpedo boat commissioned on 23 August 1914 by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, she saw active service during World War I, performing convoy, escort and minesweeping tasks, anti-submarine operations and shore bombardment missions. Following Austria-Hungary's defeat in 1918, she was allocated to Yugoslavia and renamed T3. She was captured by the Italians during the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941. After her main armament was modernised, she served with the Royal Italian Navy as T3, although she was only used for coastal and second-line tasks. Following the Italian capitulation in September 1943, she was captured by Germany, and after being fitted with additional anti-aircraft guns, she served with the German Navy and the Navy of the Independent State of Croatia as TA48. In German and Croatian service her crew of 52 consisted entirely of Croatian officers and enlisted men. She was sunk by Allied aircraft in February 1945 while in the port of Trieste, where she had been built. (Full article...)
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- The Supreme Court of India rules that the practice of instant divorce is unconstitutional.
- A total solar eclipse (pictured) crosses the contiguous United States for the first time since 1918.
- At least 23 people are killed and 156 others are injured in a train accident in Khatauli, India.
- A knife attack in Turku, Finland, kills 2 people and injures 8 others.
- Three separate attacks in Catalonia, Spain, kill at least 15 people and injure more than 100 others.
- The Hong Kong Court of Appeal sentences three prominent pro-democracy activists to jail.
- At least 400 people are killed by mudslides in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone.