Sinking of SS San Arcadio
1942: January 30: Sinking of British motor tanker SS San Arcadio
German (Type IXB) U-boat, U-107, sank British motor tanker SS San Arcadio on January 30, 1942. Seven crew members and two gunners were rescued by a PBM "Mariner" from Patrol Squadron Seventy-Four (VP-74). British Sunderland aircraft sank the German submarine in the Bay of Biscay on August 18, 1944. An active U-boat, U-107 sank 39 Allied vessels and damaged four, including USS Rapidan (AO-18) on September 11, 1943. On the NHHC Navy Library online website one can read a U-107 Engineering Section War Diary from 1941 captured onboard U-505.