American tanker “Dixie Arrow”, torpedoed by a German submarine U-71, is sinking

Dixie Arrow

The American oil tanker Dixie Arrow, torpedoed by a German U-71 submarine, is drowning in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the state of Virginia. The tanker was attacked 12 miles off the east coast of the United States in the Diamond Shoal area. Two torpedoes hit the ship and it sank for two hours. 11 crew members were killed in torpedo explosions and in fire fires, the remaining 22 were rescued by the destroyer “Tarbell” (DD 142).

 

 

Sources of information about the photo:
1. www.uboat.net

 

 

Location: Atlantic
Date: March 26, 1942

In : 1942

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