American Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Liberty)|
|Completed||1942 - California Shipbuilding Corp, Los Angeles CA|
|Owner||American-Hawaiian SS Co, New York|
|Date of attack||28 Aug 1943||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-107 (Volker Simmermacher)|
|Position||31° 15'N, 79° 10'W - Grid DB 6289|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|History||At 04.52 hours on 2 Jan 1944, the Japanese submarine I-26 (Kusaka) torpedoed and sank the unescorted Albert Gallatin (Master Cyrus Lee Brown) in the Arabian Sea (21°21N/59°58E). She was en route from Aden to Bandar Shahpur, Iran loaded with 7954 tons of war cargo and mail. All 43 crew members and 28 armed guards survived and were picked up by the Britannia. |
|Notes on event|
At 17.10 hours on 28 August 1943 the unescorted Albert Gallatin was proceeding northbound about 110 miles southeast of Savannah, Georgia, escorted by the US Navy blimp K-34, when she was attacked by U-107 with three torpedoes. One of them apparently struck the ship at the propellor, but failed to detonate and caused only minor damage if any at all.
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