US supply ship torpedoed in Atlantic

17th August 1941: Ordeal of survivors adrift for nearly 3 weeks

On the night of 17th18th August 1941 Longtaker was torpedoed en route to Iceland where it was taking supplies for the United States garrison. The Longtaker, previously the Danish ship ‘Sessa’ had been taken over by the US Maritime Commission on the 2nd August 1941 and registered in Panama. This was the first of severa…

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