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CAYRU

The 5,152 ton freighter Cayru was built in 1919 at Hog Island. On March 8, 1942 a torpedo hit the Cayru, but it failed to explode. Unfortunately, before the Caru's captain could take any evasive action a second torpedo hit its mark. The explosion sent the freighter to the bottom within minutes. A total of 15 crew members went down with their ship. 32 had made it into life boats and were rescued a few days latter.

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