US “Pennsylvania San” tanker burns after hitting a German torpedo

Pennsylvania San

Battle of the Atlantic: The American “Pennsylvania San” tanker burns in the Gulf of Mexico after hitting one torpedo fired from a U-571 German submarine
2 people from the crew of the tanker were killed, 57 people were saved.

The tanker transported 107500 barrels of oil from Port Arthur (Texas) to Belfast.

The next day, after the fire stopped, the crew returned to the tanker and it was towed to the repair site; later the tanker was repaired and returned to service.



Location: Gulf of Mexico
Photo date: July 15, 1942

In : 1942

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