Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Army Transport Harriet A. Weed Destroyed By Torpedo in Florida

U.S. Army transport Harriet A. Weed, supporting troop movements on St. John's River in Florida, was destroyed by a torpedo.  It sank in less than a minute and became the third victim of torpedo activity in the river in six weeks.

While reconnoitering the river near where the Weed sank, the USS Vixen found a  torpedo of the type that destroyed the ship.  The keg torpedo was described as simple, but effective.

--Old B-R'er

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