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The Rescue of the Mirlo

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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.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p25-27, il