Explosion of the American maritime transport ship “Paul Hamilton”

SS Paul Hamilton


Explosion of the American maritime transport ship “Paul Hamilton” class “Liberty” (Liberty ship SS Paul Hamilton), torpedoed by the German torpedo carrier Junkers Ju.88 on April 20, 1944. On this transport, carrying ammunition, none of the 76 crew members and 504 soldiers survived. Transport was part of the convoy UGS-38, which was attacked by 23 torpedo-bombers from III./KG 26, I. and III./KG 77 of the Luftwaffe, north of the Algerian coast.

 

 

Location: Mediterranean Sea
Date: April 20, 1944

In : 1944

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