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On August 16, 1918, a German submarine torpedoed the British tanker Mirlo loaded with 6,679 tons of gasoline off the Outer Banks. Members of the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station responded and rescued forty-two of the fifty-one crewmen from burning oil covering acres of oceans and flames that reached one hundred feet in height.
Torpedoed off North Carolina's Outer Banks by a German submarine on August 18, 1918, the British tanker MIRLO exploded in flames. Members of the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station responded. Brown recounts the thrilling rescue as coastguardsmen rowed through a sea of flames rescue the Mirlo's crew.