USS Almaack (AK 27)
American Cargo transport
|Name||USS Almaack (AK 27)|
|Type:||Cargo transport (Almaack)|
|Completed||1940 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Quincy MA|
|Owner||United States Navy|
|Date of attack||15 Nov 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)|
|Position||36.19N, 07.52W - 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 loss|
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.
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