Saturday, February 10, 2018

HMAS Warramunga Rescues Survivors

WED 10 FEB 1943
Submarine Pickerel (SS-177) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Amari Maru off Sanriku, 40°10'N, 142°04'E.

Japanese submarine I-21 continues pursuit of U.S. freighter Starr King and torpedoes her, 34°15'S, 154°20'E; there are no casualties among the merchant crew or Armed Guard. Australian destroyer HMAS Warramunga rescues survivors but has to abandon attempt to tow the crippled freighter when a line fouls her port screw. Starr King, however, sinks that night.

USAAF B-24s (2d Antisubmarine Squadron) sink German submarine U-519 northwest of Spain, 47°05'N, 18°34'W.

Thirty-seven survivors in boat from U.S. freighter Cape Decision, sunk by U-105 on 27 January, reach St. Barthelemy, French West Indies.

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