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 
Homeport 
Date of attack15 Nov 1942Nationality:      American
 
FateDamaged by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)
Position36.19N, 07.52W - Grid CG 8665
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyMKF-1Y
Route 
Cargo 
History

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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