Ships hit by U-boats

USS Almaack (AK 27)

American Cargo transport

NameUSS Almaack (AK 27)
Type:Cargo transport (Almaack)
Tonnage6,736 tons
Completed1940 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Quincy MA 
OwnerUnited States Navy 
Date of attack15 Nov 1942Nationality:      American
FateDamaged by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)
Position36° 19'N, 7° 52'W - Grid CG 8665
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).

Build as steam merchant Executor for American Export Lines. On 3 Jun 1941 requisitioned by the US Navy, converted to a cargo transport and renamed USS Almaack (AK 27).

On 31 Jan 1943 redesignated USS Almaack (AKA 10). On 23 May 1946 decommissioned. Fate unknown. 

Notes on event

At 04.14 hours on 15 Nov 1942, U-155 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the convoy MKF-1Y about 120 miles northwest of Gibraltar and heard three detonations, but was not able to made visual observations. The Ettrick and the HMS Avenger (D 14) were sunk and the USS Almaack (AK 27) was damaged.


Location of attack on USS Almaack (AK 27).

ship damaged.

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