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Lost to enemy action, 25 May 1942


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down in 1919 as the cargo ship SS Lake Fresco for the United States Shipping Board, at American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered to the United States Shipping Board in 1919
  • Sold to Jack SS Co (Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co), Duluth MN in 1924, renamed SS Jack
  • Sold to Terminals & Transportation Corp, Duluth MN. in 1936
  • Acquired in 1941 by the War Shipping Administration.
  • Allocated to the War Department, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, torpedoed by U-558 about 100 miles southwest of Port Salut, Haiti, 25 May 1942, with the loss of 29 merchant seamen, 3 Armed Guard and 7 US Army personnel
    Displacement 2,622 gross tons
    Length 251'
    Beam 44'
    Draft 28'
    Speed unknown
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one reciprocating triple expansion steam engine
    single shaft, 1,350shp

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    Jack 21k SS Jack under way in the Great Lakes, circa 1936-1941. Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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