American Steam tanker
|Completed||1938 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Sparrow´s Point MD|
|Owner||Standard Oil Co of New Jersey, New York|
|Date of attack||13 Jul 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)|
|Position||28.50N, 91.05W - Grid DA 9198|
|Complement||52 (10 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||Baytown, Texas (10 Jul) - Port Everglades, Florida|
|Cargo||80.855 barrels of Bunker C fuel oil|
|Notes on loss|
At 07.35 hours on 13 Jul, 1942, the unescorted R.W. Gallagher (Master Aage Petersen) was hit on the starboard side by two torpedoes from U-67 about 80 miles from Southwest Pass, Mississippi. The first torpedo struck at the #3 tank just forward of amidships and the second hit abaft the midships house between the #8 tank and the pump room. The explosions buckled parts of the ship and started a fire that quickly spread the length of the vessel and into the water. The tanker immediately took a 30° list to starboard, capsized at 09.00 hours and sank at 11.30 hours.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 12 people who were on this vessel|
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