August 25, 1950 — The navy hospital ship USS Benevolence sank after it was struck by the SS Mary Luckenbach in dense fog in the Golden Gate Strait. 23 crew members of the Benevolence died. San Francisco fisherman John A. Napoli single-handedly rescued 70 people from the Benevolence. Napoli hurt his back and was forced to sell his crab boat. In 1961 US Congress passed a bill to pay Napoli for his efforts.

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