Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Atlantic Rescues, Pacific Nada

Sat. 14 March 1942
Amphibious Force Atlantic Fleet (Rear Admiral Roland M. Brainard) is established.

Unarmed U.S. collier Lemuel Burrows is torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-404 off Atlantic City, New Jersey, 39°18'N, 74°16'W. Freighter Sewalls Point rescues one group of survivors; a boat from James Elwood Jones the other.
Panamanian motorship Annetta I rescues the last survivor of unarmed U.S. tanker J.N. Pew, sunk by German submarine U-67 on 21 February; 33 of the 36-man crew are lost.

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