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80-G-177202 S.S. Tiger

Photo #: 80-G-177202  S.S. Tiger
Title: S.S. Tiger
Description: (American Tanker, 1917) Under tow near Cape Henry, Virginia, circa 1-2 April 1942. Tiger, originally built as a freighter, was torpedoed by the German submarine U-754 just after midnight on 1 April 1942, after she had reduced speed to pick up a pilot before entering Chesapeake Bay. She sank in shallow water during salvage efforts on 2 April 1942. This ship served as USS Tiger (ID # 1640) in 1918-1919. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-177202
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