Friday, February 16, 2018
February 3, 1943, SS Dorchester Torpedoed (Four Chaplains)
On February 3, 1943, during World War II, the U.S. transport ship SS Dorchester, which was carrying troops to Greenland, sank after being hit by a German torpedo in the Labrador Sea. Of the more than 900 men aboard, only some 230 survived.
Four Army chaplains on board gave their life jackets to save the others and went down with the ship.