In November 1940 the MV San Demetrio was attacked by a German cruiser while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The ship was carrying a load of aircraft fuel and caught on fire. The master ordered the crew into 2 lifeboats. One was taken to safety in Newfoundland while the other, containing 16 men, bobbed in the North Atlantic for 3 days until they re-discovered their own ship. On this month's episode, a story of heroism that changed the law on maritime salvage to this day.
Music: Bolivia, Gun Show; Susumu Yokota, Hagoromo; Bibio, The First Daffodils.