Friday, April 27, 2018

"About 100 miles east of Sydney ..."

TUE 27 APR 1943
Submarine Scorpion (SS-278) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking merchant cargo ship Yuzan Maru off east coast of Honshu, 38°08'N, 143°03'E.

U.S. freighter Lydia M. Child is torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-178 about 100 miles east of Sydney, Australia, 33°08'S, 153°24'E; Australian minesweepers HMAS Warrambool and HMAS Deloraine rescue the entire crew (including the 21-man Armed Guard).

PV-1 (VB 125) providing coverage for convoy SC 128 off Halifax sinks German submarine U-174, North Atlantic, 43°35'N, 56°18'W.

Indian Ocean
British destroyer HMS Relentless rescues 14 survivors from U.S. freighter John Drayton, sunk by Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci in the Indian Ocean on 21 April (see 21 May).

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