Monday, June 25, 2018

Lucky Eagle

FRI 25 JUN 1943
Submarine Sailfish (SS-192) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking army collier Iburi Maru off northeast coast of Honshu, 39°00'N, 142°00'E.

U.S. tanker Eagle, en route to Bahia, is torpedoed by German submarine U-513 about eight miles southeast of Cape Frio, Brazil, at 31°02'N, 79°15'E; Armed Guard gunfire keeps the U-boat submerged while the ship returns to Rio de Janeiro for repairs. There are no casualties among the 41 merchant sailors or the 12-man Armed Guard.

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