American Steam tanker
|Completed||1912 - New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden NJ|
|Owner||Sabine Transportation Co Inc, Port Arthur TX|
|Date of attack||23 Jun 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)|
|Position||28.53N, 89.15W - Grid DA 9349|
|Complement||33 (33 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Smiths Bluff, Texas (21 Jun) - Port St. Joe, Florida|
|Cargo||38.909 barrels of gasoline|
|History||Completed in October 1912 as Rayo for Standard Oil Co of New Jersey, New York. 1928 renamed Rawleigh Warner for Sabine Transportation Co Inc, Port Arthur TX. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.11 hours on 23 Jun, 1942, the unescorted and unarmed Rawleigh Warner (Master Jewel Homer Levingston) was hit by two torpedoes from U-67 about 40 miles south of South Pass, Louisiana. The cargo immediately burst into flames and engulfed the entire length of the ship. The tanker sank in less than ten minutes, leaving no survivors among the eight officers and 25 crewmen on board.
|On board||We have details of 33 people who were on board.|
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