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Robert C. Tuttle
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ROBERT C. TUTTLE,  US, 1TE (aft) (13¼)
11,615 GRT for Atlantic Refining Co., Philadelphia, Pa. ,  523.5 x 70.2
Tanker built by Sun SB. & DD. Co., Chester, Pa.,  (7),   #194,  239754
1963 - ALDINA,  Harrison Traders, Inc., New York  [American Bulk Carriers, Inc.]
1964 - Wall Street Traders, Inc., New York
Broken up at Onomichi, Japan, Oct. 1968, by Kohshin Sangyo K.K.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "ROBERT C.TUTTLE"
IDNo:
2239754
Year:
1940
Name:
ROBERT C.TUTTLE
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
11.05.1940
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
07.1940

Tons:
11615
Link:
-
DWT:
19200
Yard No:
194
Length overall:
165.7
Ship Design:
LPP:
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
21.4
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-13

Subsequent History:
1963 ALDINA

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Onomichi 10.1968 [ By Kohshin Sangyo KK ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
239754
2239754
1940
ROBERT C. TUTTLE
11615
Atlantic Refining Co.
239754
2239754
1940
ALDINA
11615
1963
Harrison Traders, Inc.

"Robert C. Tuttle".
"Robert C. Tuttle".

The victims of a minefield laid by U-701
U-701 laid 15 TMB (bottom mines laid from the boat's torpedo tubes - 7.5 feet long, carried a 1,276 pound explosive charge) in the aproach to Chesapeake Bay on during the night of June 11/12, 1942.  In the late afternoon of June 15 Convoy KN-109, proceeding from Key West to Hampton Roads reached the the minefield. At 1702 local time the tanker Robert C. Tuttle struck a mine followed 31 minutes later by the Esso Augusta.  It was believed at that moment that the ships had been torpedoed. The escorting destroyer USS Bainbridge (DD 246), searching for a possible submarine, detonated a mine at 1827 but remained afloat. The anti-submarine trawler HMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214), escorting a tug and tow up the coast struck a mine at 1927 sank in two minutes with 18 dead and 14 survivors. After minesweeping operations had found and detonated 9 more mines the port was put back in operation. On the afternoon of 17 June Convoy KS-511 was forming up when the coal ship Santore struck a mine and sank.
The American tanker "Robert C. Tuttle", (11,615 tons) struck a mine on her starboard side forward and
settled to the bottom in 54 feet of water.  One dead 46 were rescued
"Robert C. Tuttle".
"Robert C. Tuttle".
"Robert C. Tuttle", was salvaged, repaired in Baltimore and returned to service
 
"Robert C. Tuttle".
 
"Aldina", ex. "Robert C. Tuttle".