Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater. A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. I plan on walking on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. You can contact me at:

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

This day, seventy years ago, 10/07/1942

Seventy years ago on this day, Wednesday, October 7, 1942 during the Battle of the Atlantic four merchant ships were sunk: unescorted British steam passenger ship Andalucia Star was torpedoed and sunk by the U-107; The unescorted British motor merchant Boringia was torpedoed and sunk by the U-159; The unescorted American steam merchant Chickasaw City was torpedoed and sunk by the U-172; and The unescorted Panamanian motor merchant Firethorn was torpedoed and sunk by the U-172.

German Schnellboots (S-Boots - S.101, S.46, S.46, S.62, S.80, S.105, S.108 of the 2nd and S.63, S.79, S.117) of the 4th Motor Torpedo Boat Flotillas attacked convoy FN.32, escorted by destroyers Westminster and Vanity, 12 miles NE of Cromer in the North Sea. Rescue tug Caroline Moller was sunk by S.80. Also lost were freighters Jessie Maersk to S.117, Ilse to S.105, Sheafwater to S.46 and S.63, and Motor Launch 339 to S.62.

There were 114 U-Boats at Sea (Events this day - U-Boat Net).

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