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Sunday, June 5, 2011

SS ACME.....ENCOUNTER WITH U-BOAT


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The SS Acme was a Steam Tanker....and she did have some years on her.....being built in 1916 and owned and operated by Socony Vacuum oil Co, she was not in the best of shape but she was doing her part in helping the war effort.

Well on March 17th, 1942 she met up with the Greman Submarine U-124 about a mile west of Diamond Shoals Light Buoy, North Carolina....and all hell broke loose......

The story and the outcome of the encounter can be read by clicking on this link: