Friday, September 14, 2018

Bushrod Washington Gets It

TUE 14 SEP 1943
Off Salerno, U.S. freighter Bushrod Washington is set afire by a direct bomb hit and is abandoned; tug Hopi (AT-71) assists boats with the latter's survivors. One Armed Guard sailor, four merchant seamen and ten stevedores perish in the explosion and fires. Fire-fighting efforts, however, ultimately prove unavailing for Bushrod Washington (see 15 September 1943).

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