Paul Hamilton (1942)

Type:
Liberty
Class:
Builder:
North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
Wilmington, North Carolina
MCE Hull Number:
227
Ordered:
N/A
Launched:
October 20, 1942
Keel Laid:
August 30, 1942
Delivered:
October 29, 1942
Fate:
Sunk Apr. 20, 1944 by German Ju-88 aircraft (torpedo).

Location: Mediterranean Sea, 41 miles east-northeast of Algiers, Algeria.
(37.02N - 03.41E)

580 men killed (47 crewmen, 29 U.S. Navy Armed Guards and 504 USAAF), no survivors.


Operator
Black Diamond Steamship Company
New York, New York




History:
Dec. 12, 1942:
Departed Hampton Roads, Virginia in convoy USG-3, detached at Bermuda Dec. 15.
Sailed back to USA unescorted beginning Dec. 16.

Jan. 18, 1943:
Departed Oran, Algeria in convoy GUS-3, arrived New York Feb. 7.
Mar. 4, 1943:
Departed Hampton Roads, Virginia in convoy UGS-6, arrived Casablanca, Morocco Mar. 21.
Apr 11. 1943:
Departed Oran, Algeria and joined convoy GUS-6 arrived at Hampton Roads, Virginia
Apr. 28.

May 14, 1943:
Departed Hampton Roads, Virginia in convoy UGS-8A, arrived Casablanca, Morocco June 1.
June 21, 1943:
Joined convoy GUS-8A, arrived Hampton Roads, Virginia July 11.
Aug. 16, 1943:
Departed Hampton Roads, Virginia in convoy UGS-15, arrived Oran, Algeria Sept. 3.
Nov. 4, 1943:
Departed Hampton Roads, Virginia in convoy UGS-23, arrived Casablanca, Morocco Nov. 21.
Dec. 2, 1943:
Joined convoy UGS-24 at Gibraltar, arrived Oran, Algeria Dec. 3.
Dec. 23, 1943:
Joined convoy KMS-35 at Oran, Algeria, arrived Bizerta (Banzart), Tunisia Dec. 26.
Feb. 22, 1944:
Joined convoy GUS-31 at Tunis, Tunisia, arrived Hampton Roads, Virginia Mar. 18.
Apr. 3, 1944:
Departed Hampton Roads, Virginia in convoy UGS-38.
Apr. 20, 1944:
Sunk by German Ju-88 off Algeria.


Builder's Data
Page published Aug. 16, 2008



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