Ships hit by U-boats

USS Rapidan (AO 18)

American Fleet oiler

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NameUSS Rapidan (AO 18)
Type:Fleet oiler (Patoka)
Tonnage8,246 tons
Completed1919 - Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Newport News VA 
OwnerUnited States Navy 
Date of attack11 Sep 1943Nationality:      American
FateDamaged by U-107 (Volker Simmermacher)
Position32° 39'N, 79° 43'W - Grid DB 3645
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
History 1922 the fleet oiler was decommissioned and 1940 recommissioned. 
Notes on event

At 15.59 hours on 11 Sep 1943 the USS Rapidan (AO 18) in convoy NG-385 was damaged by a mine laid on 27 August by U-107 off Charleston. The mine detonated about 100 yards off the starboard quarter and the ship went to Charleston to be repaired. She returned to service on 25 September.


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