Alexander Macomb

Nova Scotia,Canada

Alexander Macomb was a Liberty ship built by Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard, and was launched for US Maritime Commission in 1942. Under her maiden voyage in convoy BX 27 from Halifax to Murmansk loaded with war supplies, she was spotted and torpedoed by the German uboat U-215 south of Nova Scotia 3. July 1943. Ten men of her crew lost their lives in the sinking. The wreck and cargo was partly salvaged in the mid 1960's, and the wreck rest today on a depth of 60 to 80 meter, not far from the wreck of U-215.


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Alexander Macomb

134,6 x 17,3 x 10,6 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
7179 grt
Baltimore ( US ) 1942
( US )
41°48'00.0"N 66°35'00.0"W

See the Discovery of U-215

Last updated: November 2019