Ships hit by U-boats

Rawleigh Warner

American Steam tanker

Photo courtesy of Sabine Transportation Co Inc

NameRawleigh Warner
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage3,664 tons
Completed1912 - New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden NJ 
OwnerSabine Transportation Co Inc, Port Arthur TX 
Date of attack23 Jun 1942Nationality:      American
FateSunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)
Position28° 53'N, 89° 15'W - Grid DA 9349
Complement33 (33 dead - no survivors)
RouteSmiths Bluff, Texas (21 Jun) - Port St. Joe, Florida 
Cargo38.909 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 June 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 boardWe have details of 33 people who were on board

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