Events occurring on Sunday, January 12, 1941  
  Operation Compass - The British Offensive in North Africa  
  British and Australian troops of XIII Corps surrounded Tobruk and prepared for the assault on this Italian-held strategic port.  
   
  Ships Commissioned  
  A ship's commissioning was when the ship was handed over, post fittings and trials, to the end user which, in this case, was a combatant navy.  
  The minesweeping trawler HMS Celia (T 134) was commissioned. Her first commander was Lt. Frederick G. Dawson.  
     
   
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