March 30, 1942 – This Day During World War ll – German submarine U-435 sank U.S. freighter Effingham

March 30, 1942 – U.S. freighter Effingham, straggling 90 miles astern of Murmansk-bound convoy PQ 13, is torpedoed and set afire by German submarine U-435 at 70°28’N, 35°44’E. The ship explodes and sinks
Russian patrol boat rescues 11 men in lifeboat from U.S. freighter Effingham, sunk by German submarine U-435 on 30 March; four of those rescued later die of exposure. All told, 11 of the 34-man merchant crew perish, as does one of the 9-man Armed Guard.

U.S. freighter Effingham

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