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Henry Knox

Saturday, June 19, 1943
Submarine Attack in Indian Ocean
The Liberty Ship Henry Know was torpedoed by submarine I-37 while en route to Iran. The explosion ignited gun powder showering flaming cordite capsules on the deck. The ship sank after three hours. In three lifeboats, seperated in rough weather, the survivors endured days at sea before being rescued.