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The “Federal was a American Tanker carrying 2,881 tons of water ballast when she was sunk by U-507 which was commanded by Harro Schacht. On April 30, 1942 while sailing to Cuba to pick up a cargo of molasses a lookout spotted U-507 and the ship changed course. Once in range U-507 surfaced again and engaged the ship with it’s deck gun 450 yards away. The first shell went in through the Crew quarters killing the Chief cook and winding the third mate (who would later succumb to his injuries). After thirty or so rounds fried from U-507 the remaining crew abandoned ship but shellfire destroyed the third and fourth lifeboats and made lowering the second one impossible so one lifeboat and two rafts were launched. The submarine drew closer to the ship and opened fire once more putting 100 rounds into the Federal causing the bridge to catch on fire and killing three crewmen. She settled on even keel then capsized and sank stern first after a hour. a US navy aircraft arrived an hour after the ship sank and a second aircraft followed suit. The US Army transport “Yarmouth arrived and circled the survivors but steamed away due to the fears of a U-boat still in the area but the survivors were picked up by fishermen from Gibara and were taken to shore. In total 5 crew members died and 28 survivors were rescued. • • #uboatvictims #ww2 #convoy #dangerous #tanker #maritime #merchantmarine #ocean #nautical #USnavy

@dreier.manuela5036
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  • 18 minutes ago

Einen wunderschönen guten Morgen allerseits und einen ganz tollen und schönen, sonnigen Tag für Euch alle. 🤗 #Dekoidee #Dekoliebe #Maritime #Muscheln #Steine #Kerzen #Strandgut

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@olympiaharbordays
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  • 25 minutes ago

Roaming the festival on Sunday from 12-12:45 p.m. are the Olympia Highlanders! Come enjoy the sound of bagpipes. 📸: @shanna_paxton_photography

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@olympiaharbordays
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  • 28 minutes ago

Thank you to our Food G' Alley Title Sponsor, L&E Bottling!

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@olympiaharbordays
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We are so excited to welcome these fabulous tugboats to Olympia Harbor Days 2019! Atka, Cedar King, Comanche, Creosote, Danni K, Galene, Geraldine, Glen Cove, Joe, Patricia Ann, Patron, Reliance, RW Confer, Sand Man, Teal, Thea Belle, and Zilla! Tour them (then see some race!) at the festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 1. 📸: @shanna_paxton_photography

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