Henry R. Mallory
American Troop transport
|Name||Henry R. Mallory|
|Completed||1916 - Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Newport News VA|
|Owner||Clyde-Mallory Lines (Agwilines Inc), New York|
|Date of attack||7 Feb 1943||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-402 (Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner)|
|Position||55.18N, 26.29W - Grid AL 4441|
|Complement||494 (272 dead and 222 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Halifax - Reykjavik|
|Cargo||Trucks, tanks, clothing, food, cigarettes and 610 bags of mail|
Built as passenger ship for Clyde-Mallory Lines, on 13 Apr, 1918 requisitioned by the US Navy, converted to a troop transport and used to carry troops to Europe.
In July 1942, the Henry R. Mallory was requisitioned by the US Army and converted to a troop transport.
|Notes on event|
At 06.59 hours on 7 Feb, 1943, the Henry R. Mallory (Master Horace Rudolph Weaver) in station #33 of convoy SC-118 was torpedoed by U-402 about 600 miles south-southwest of Iceland. One torpedo struck on the starboard side at the #3 hold. The explosion damaged the main steam line, destroyed the oil pump and engine room gauges and blew off the #4 hatch covers. The stern settled quickly and gradually began to list to port until it sank 30 minutes after the hit.
|On board||We have details of 167 people who were on board.|
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