Coast Guardsmen Arrighi and Deyampert

Cutler, Thomas J.
April 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2005, Vol. 131 Issue 4, p94
Conference Proceeding
The article reports that on February 3, 1943, the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester steamed 100 miles off the coast of Greenland, loaded with soldiers headed for the war in Europe. At about 0100, a torpedo from a German submarine struck the converted passenger liner's starboard side. The ship immediately lost power and, as she began listing to starboard, the order was given to abandon ship. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba moved in to rescue those soldiers and crewmen who had gone into the foreboding waters.


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