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Sunday, August 2, 2015

SHIPS LISTING [Frank Lever; Abbot L. Mills; Acme; Adoniram Judson; Afoundria; African Star; Agwimonte; Alamar; Alaskan; Albert F. Paul]

SHIPS LISTING [Frank Lever; Abbot L. Mills; Acme; Adoniram Judson; Afoundria; African Star; Agwimonte ;Alamar; Alaskan; Albert F. Paul]


  • SS A.Frank Lever = A Liberty ship.  Named after an extremely interesting man, and the ship itself had a very interesting ship life.  And interesting read if you are interested in ship history.
  • SS Abbot L. Mills = A Liberty ship that encountered a mine, en route to Dubrovnik Yugoslavia with over 8,000 tons of wheat....a rough sailing that did not end well.
  • SS Acme = A steam tanker completed in 1916 by Union Iron Works, of San Francisco, CA.  Doing well until she met up with German U-boat U-124.
  • SS Adoniram Judson = A Liberty Ship freighter helping in getting material to Leyte Islands in the Philippines for the up and coming invasion.
  • SS Afoundria = She sailed many an ocean after being built at Hog Island in 1919, but many of those oceans she sailed as SS Haddix. This is her encounter with U-108..
  • SS African Star = A Merchant freighter...She got into a fight with the German Sub U-172. This is how it all turned out!
  • SS Agwimonte = A Merchant freighter that was launched as "Cape Mendocino" in Long Beach, CA.  Her tangle with German Sub. U-177.
  • SS Alamar = A Merchant freighter that was built as "Eurana" in 1916 in San Francisco, CA.  There is a sad story that is part of the "Alamar Sinking".
  • SS Alaskan = Former name of "Wheaton"  laid down as "War Jupiter"...her detail of events with U-boat U-172and her sinking.
  • SV Albert F. Paul = A schooner that was doing her part in the war, left her home port and just disappeared on March 13, 1942.