Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Survivors Reach Maldives

SUN 27 JUN 1943
Salvage vessel Redwing (ARS-4) is sunk by underwater explosion (possibly an enemy mine) off coast of North Africa, 37°19'N, 09°56'E.

Indian Ocean
U.S. freighter Sebastian Cermeno, en route from Mombasa, Kenya, to Bahia, Brazil, is torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-511 at 29°00'S, 50°10'E; after U-511 surfaces to question the survivors, the enemy submarine submerges and retires from the area (see 8, 13, 14, 23 and 27 July 1943).

First group of survivors of U.S. freighter Henry Knox, torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-37 on 19 June 1943, reaches the Maldives (see 28 and 30 June 1943).

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