Source: Living Heritage

Ep145 Disaster and Heroism – The Loss of the Truxtun and Pollox

On 18th of February 1942, over 200 American sailors died when the USS Pollux and USS Truxtun ran aground during a winter storm near St. Lawrence, The two ships, accompanied by the USS Wilkes, were headed for Argentia  American navy base carrying war supplies. Due to the rescue efforts of the people of St. Lawrence and Lawn, 186 men survived the ordeal. In this episode, we chat with local historian and tour guide Carl Slaney about the dramatic event, and the work happening now to ensure the memory of the Truxtun and Pollux disaster is not lost.

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