U-Boat Attack Off Casablanca
Assigned to participate in the invasion of North Africa, Tasker H. Bliss in company the ships of the task force arrived off Fedhala, Morocco on November 8. ... On the evening of November 12, while the transports were anchored in Fedhala Roads the German submarine U-130 slipped in among the ships and fired five torpedoes. All torpedoes hit their targets, and the victims were transports Edward Rutledge (AP-52), Hugh L. Scott (AP-43), and Tasker H. Bliss. All were abandoned and the first two sank shortly, but Tasker H. Bliss burned until 0230 the next morning and then sank. ... Thirty three fatalities occurred as a result of the attack She was struck from the Navy list on 7 December 1942.