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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
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
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
one reciprocating triple expansion steam engine
single shaft, 1,350shp
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||SS Jack under way in the Great Lakes, circa 1936-1941.
||Bowling Green University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
There is no history available for USAT Jack at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
UBoat.Net - Ships hit by U-boats
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