USS Tucker

Vanauto,Australia

The American destroyer USS Tucker hit a mine in Segond Channel outside Espirito Santo in Vanauto 3. October 1942 after a journey from Fiji to Espirito Santi. The day before Segond Channel had been mined, but this information was not given to the crew on Tucker. After the accident she went adrift, and later she was towed to shallow waters and beached. There has been a lot of salvaging on the wreck, and today the wreck rest in two parts on a depth of 15 to 20 meter outside Aore Island.


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USS Tucker
DD-374
101,8 x 10,67 x ? m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2103 grt
Portsmouth ( USA ) 1936 Pearl Harbor ( USA )


Pictures: USS Tucker
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