13 Mar 1942

United States
  • US Coast Guard located 11 survivors of American steam merchant ship John D. Gill floating on a raft in the Atlantic Ocean at 0600 hours. The raft had been released by able seaman, Edwin F. Cheney, Jr. after the ship was struck by German submarine U-158 during the previous night. Cheney was later awarded the Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal for his bravery. The occupants of the raft were put onboard the USCG Agassiz (WSC-126) and taken to Southport, North Carolina, United States. The ship sank at 0900 hours. ww2dbase [Kure, North Carolina | HM]

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