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Allan Jackson - ( 1931-1933)
SS "Allan Jackson", ex. "Crampton Anderson". Torpedoed 1/18/42 Tanker Crew - 22 dead + 13 survivors.
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
CRAMPTON ANDERSON - 1921, USA, 1T (aft), (11)
6,998 GRT for Pan American Petroleum & Transport Co., Inc., Los Angeles, 435.0 x 56.0
Tanker built by Bethlehem SB. Corp., Alameda, Calif. (1), #5303, 221033
1931 - ALLAN JACKSON, s/o
1933 - Pan American Foreign Corp., Wilmington, Del.
1935 - Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, Wilmington, Del.
Torpedoed and sunk by U 66, 18 Jan 1942, in 35.57 N-74.20 W, (60 miles ENE of Diamond Shoals),
voyage Cartagena, Col. - New York, crude oil.
The Miramar Ship Index for "CRAMPTON ANDERSON"
1931 ALLAN JACKSON
Torpedoed and sunk by U 66 35.57 N / 74.20 W on 18.01.1942 ( 22 dead )
[ Voyage Cartagena, Colombia-New York, crude oil ]
Sistership is the "Franklin K. Lane".
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Name: Allan Jackson
Type: Steam tanker
Tonnage: 6.635 tons
Completed: 1921 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Alameda CA
Owner: Standard Oil Co of New Jersey, New York
Date of attack: 18 Jan, 1942
Fate: Sunk by U-66 (Richard Zapp)
Position: 35.57N, 74.20W - Grid CA 8779
- See location on a map -
Complement: 35 (22 dead and 13 survivors).
Route: Cartagena, Colombia - New York
Cargo: 72870 barrels of crude oil
History: Built as Crampton Anderson, 1930 renamed Allan Jackson
Notes on loss:
The unarmed Allan Jackson (Master Felix W. Kretchmer) proceeded independently without routing instructions about 60 miles east-
northeast of Diamond shoals, North Carolina, when she was hit by two torpedoes from U-66 at 08.33 hours on 18 Jan, 1942. The first
hit the starboard side forward of the bridge in the forward tank and the second hit the starboard side aft of the deckhouse between # 2
and # 3 tanks and broke the ship in two about 25 feet forward of the midship house, nearly in line with the foremast. This caused both
parts of the burning tanker to sink within 10 minutes.
Flaming oil spewed from the tanker´s side and spread over the water hundreds of feet around the ship, making it hazardous for the
crew to abandon ship. Many of the men burned to death because only the # 3 boat with eight men could be launched. Five men jumped
into the water and clung to wreckage. The radio operator was picked up by the lifeboat after 15 minutes. The 2nd mate, the 3rd mate and
an able seaman were picked up by the US destroyer USS Roe (DD 418) four hours later. The destroyer then picked up the occupants
of the lifeboat and found the master after seven hours in the water. On 19 January, all survivors were landed at Norfolk, Virginia. Of the
eight officers and 27 men aboard, only three officers and 10 men survived, eight of them injured.