Shell tanker Rapana in pre-war color scheme, before she narrowly escaped attack by an Italian submarine in the Spring of 1942 whilst sailing in ballast from Liverpool to Curacao Dutch West Indies on March 3rd.
Photo Source: http://www.helderline.nl/tanker/539/rapana+(1)/
Tazzoli’s next three attacks are carefully documented and verified elsewhere in this book – the Cygnetoff San Salvador on the 10th of March, the British Daytonian off Abaco on the 13th, and the Athelqueen, a large British tanker in ballast, also off Abaco on the 15th. The survivors of all three ships – over 100 in number – were landed in the Bahamas, eventually making Nassau. The Cygnet survivors were first led ashore at Dixon’s Point San Salvador by a boat skippered by the “one-legged American A.B. Narne”. They then voyaged on the Monarch of Nassau to the capital.