Burning American tanker Dixie Arrow, torpedoed by a German submarine U-71

tanker Dixie Arrow

An American tanker Dixie Arrow, torched off the coast of Virginia, torpedoed by a German submarine U-71.
Two torpedoes got into the ship, it sank two hours later with a cargo of crude oil on board. 11 crew members were killed in torpedo explosions and fires, the remaining 22 were rescued by the destroyer Tarbell (USS Tarbell (DD 142).


Source of photo information:

  1. www.uboat.net




Location: Atlantic
Photo date: March 26, 1942

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