SS Tiger (1917)

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History
Name: SS Tiger
Owner: American Socony-Vacuum Oil Co.
Completed: 1917
Fate: Sank 2 April 1942
General characteristics
Type: Tanker
Tonnage: 5,992 tons
Length: 410 ft (120 m)
Beam: 56 ft (17 m)

SS Tiger was a tanker that was torpedoed on 1 April 1942 off the coast of Virginia during World War II.

Tiger was an American Socony-Vacuum Oil Company tanker completed in 1917 at San Francisco, California. While carrying 64,321 barrels (10,226.2 m3) of Navy fuel oil, she was torpedoed on 1 April 1942 by the German submarine German submarine U-754 with the loss of one life. The torpedo hit Tiger on her starboard side aft of amidships tank #5. She was taken in tow and sank on 2 April 1942 in 55 feet (17 m) of water in the Atlantic Ocean, 8.2 miles (13.2 km) east of Sandbridge Beach, Virginia. She lies on her starboard side, quite broken up, at a depth of 58 feet (18 m).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Freitag, Norbert. Shipwrecks Unforgotten. 

Coordinates: 36°45′54″N 75°46′17″W / 36.76500°N 75.77139°W / 36.76500; -75.77139