The 29th of April History Calendar

A Sloop

On this day 124 years ago in 1893 the Stather built sloop set sail from Hull down the East Coast. She first took oilcake to Yamouth, there picked up flour for London, then took barley to Ipswich, returning to Hull on the 27th of May.

On this day 72 years ago in 1945 24 Duplex Drive tanks crossed the River Elbe, near Altenburg, Germany, as part of Operation Enterprise. This was the last combat swimming operation for the DD Tanks.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.