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 "Jacksonville". Starboard view, place and date unknown.
( Photo US Coast guard )
 "Jacksonville". Portside view aft ship in sinking condition, August 14th, 1944.
( Photo US Coast guard )
 "Jacksonville". View aft ship in sinking condition, August 14th, 1944.
( Photo US Coast guard )

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 45. UMSC No. 837. Off. nr. 244974.
Keel laid 04-11-1943. Launched 23-12-1943. Completed 13-01-1944. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6285 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
JACKSONVILLE-1944 for United States War Shipping Administration, Deconhill Shipping Company, San Francisco, California, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Jacksonville torpedoed by German submarine U-482 30 Aug. 1944 in position 55.30 N / 07.30 W, whilst in convoy CU-36 on voyage from New York to Loch Ewe, with gasoline. Broke in two and sank with loss of 76 crewmembers / gunners, only 2 survived.

Additional information from :
Turbine tanker (T-2 class)
10.448 tons
1944 - Kaiser Co Inc, Swan Island Shipyard, Portland OR
Deconhill Shipping Co, San Franciso CA
Date of attack
30 Aug, 1944
Nationality: American
Sunk by U-482 (Graf von Hartmut Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen)
55.30N, 07.30W - Grid AM 5397
- See location on a map -
78 (76 dead and 2 survivors).
New York (19 Aug) - Loch Ewe
141.000 barrels of 80 octane gasoline
Completed January 1944
Notes on loss
At 15.55 hours on 30 Aug, 1944, U-482 fired two torpedoes at a group of five ships from the convoy CU-36 about 50 miles north of Londonderry and hit the last ship of the single column, the Jacksonville (Master Edgar Winter) after 3 minutes 32 seconds. This group had split from the port side of the convoy to proceed to Loch Ewe and was attacked just after completing the turn. The torpedo struck on the starboard side at the #7 tank, igniting the cargo. Flames covered the ship from stem to stern and leapt 300 feet in the air in a matter of seconds. The second torpedo struck the same tanker after 4 minutes 5 seconds and broke her in two. The complement of eight officers, 41 crewmen and 29 armed guards (the ship was armed with one 5in, one 3in and eight 20mm guns) had no chance to launch any of the lifeboats or rafts. A few men jumped overboard with life preservers, but the most died in the sea of flames around the ship. One armed guard and a fireman survived and were picked up by the USS Poole (DE 151) after they spent 90 minutes in the water.
Both sections of the tanker remained afloat. The after section was sunk by the escort vessels with depth charges and gunfire. The forward section sank 15 hours later.