Photo #: 80-G-177164
Torpedoed Freighter (probably M.S. La Paz)
Off the east coast of Florida (80 10'W; 28 10'), 1 May 1942.
Note the oil slick. Three lifeboats astern indicate that the ship is being abandoned.
The banana freighter Worden is standing by in the background. She was the former USS Worden (Destroyer # 16), which was sold by the Navy in January 1920.
According to Röwer: "Axis Submarine Successes of World War II" the German Submarine U-109 damaged La Paz and sank Worden on this date and in this approximate location.
See Photo # 80-G-177164 (cropped) for a cropped version of this image, emphasizing the Worden.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 21 January 2006