World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: What is a Menace?

Twelve hours out of New York, 60 miles off Long Island's fingerlike north tip at Montauk Point, the Panamanian tanker Norness pressed toward Halifax. She carried 10,000 tons of fuel oil and a 40-man Scandinavian crew.

Suddenly a torpedo ripped into the tanker's hull on the port side. Ten minutes later another direct hit was scored from starboard. In something like 14 minutes Captain Harold Hansen and his men (save two, who slipped from sight) were struggling with lifeboats and life rafts in the chilling, oil-drenched water. A third, final torpedo struck again...

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