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The ship was laid down on 27 September 1941, then launched on 24 January 1942. She was loaded with stores for Allied forces in North Africa and sailed from Hampton Roads on 4 March 1943 with convoy UGS 6. She was torpedoed by U-172 during the only successful wolf pack attack on the trans-Atlantic UG convoys. Three of her crew perished, and she was scuttled on 16 March 1943.
^Rohwer, J. and Hummelchen, G. Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945 Naval Institute Press 1992 ISBN1-55750-105-X p. 199
^Hague, Arnold The Allied Convoy System 1939-1945 Naval Institute Press 2000 ISBN1-55750-019-3 pp. 180-181
Arnold Hague : The Allied Convoy System 1939-1945 (2000). ISBN (Canada) 1 55125 033 0 . ISBN (UK) 1 86176 147 3
Rohwer, J. & Hummelchen, G. (1992). Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945. Naval Institute Press. ISBN1-55750-105-X.