BORN TODAY: in Kerala, India – Kambanthodath Kunhan Vishwanatham, Gujarat State Governor from 1973 to 1978.
War at sea!
In one of the entrances to Portland Harbour, on England’s south coast, the Royal Navy sink their own (obsolete, decommissioned) vessel “HMS Hood” as a blockship to prevent submarine attacks.
At Govan, on the Clyde (now part of Glasgow) in Scotland, the Royal Navy launches “HMS Valiant”.
In the Atlantic, SMS Karlsruhe explodes (internally) and sinks en route to Barbados.
In the North Sea, the German armored cruiser SMS Yorck strikes a German mine after making a navigational error, and sinks quickly with heavy losses.