Photo #: 80-G-177164 (cropped)
M.S. Worden (Nicaraguan Banana Freighter, 1903)
Standing by a damaged freighter (probably M.S. La Paz) off the east coast of Florida (80 10'W; 28 10'), 1 May 1942.
According to Röwer: "Axis Submarine Successes of World War II" Worden was sunk by the German Submarine U-109 on this date and in this approximate location.
Worden, which has the Nicaraguan flag painted on her side, was the former USS Worden (Destroyer # 16), which was sold by the U.S. Navy in January 1920.
This image is cropped from Photo # 80-G-177164.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 21 January 2006