Sunday, June 11, 2017

All Mines, All The Time

THU 11 JUN 1942
German submarine U-87 mines the waters off Boston; U-373 the waters off Delaware Bay (see 24 June).

Unarmed U.S. tanker F.W. Abrams, en route to New York from Aruba, blunders into minefield off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and fouls two mines, at 34°55'N, 75°50'W. Her 36-man crew abandons ship and reaches shore near Morehead City, North Carolina. Salvage tug Relief attempts salvage (see 15 June).

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