TUE 7 APR 1942
Destroyer Wilkes (DD-441) is damaged when accidentally rammed by British tanker Davila, Boston, Massachusetts.
Destroyer Sturtevant (DD-240), directed to the scene by a USN patrol plane, rescues the 39 survivors (including the entire 6-man Armed Guard detachment) of U.S. tanker Comol Rico, sunk by U-154 on 4 April.
U.S. tanker Pan Rhode Island, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, rescues 29 survivors of Norwegian freighter Lancing, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-552, and 20 men from British tanker British Splendour, sunk by the same U-boat the same day.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Search, Rescue & Ramming;
So Much For British Splendour
by M. Bouffant at 19:42