July 30, 1942 – This Day During World War ll – U.S. freighter Cranford is sunk by German submarine U-155

July 30, 1942 – U.S. freighter Cranford is sunk by German submarine U-155 about 250 miles east-southeast of Barbados, treats two injured American sailors and then provides the survivors with navigational information, matches, a line, and water. Running short of provisions, U-155 can spare none. Cranford’s surviving complement (including 6 of 8 Armed Guard sailors) are eventually picked up later the same day by Spanish tanker Castillo Alemenara.

U.S. freighter Cranford

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