Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Ships Sunk Off NC Coast: July 1942
Things were changing off the coast of North Carolina entering the seventh month of the year. U-boats were having a field day during the first six months, but the odds were evening up and pickings weren't as good and two of the ships sunk were U-boats.
July 15th: SS CHILORE, bulk carrier, torpedoed and sunk by U-576
July 15th: SMV Bluefields, Nicaraguan freighter, torpedoed and sunk by U-576 off Cape Hatteras
July 15th: U-576, submarine, aerial bombed and sunk, 45 killed of Cape Hatteras. Aerial depth charges and gunfire from SS Unicol.
July 19th: USS KESHENA, tug, struck Allied mine and sank, 2 killed.
The U-576 had quite a day on July 15, 1942.