Submarine Attack in the Altantic
Homeward bound, on December 20, one of the LSTs in the convoy was torpedoed, and as Fogg began to search for the submarine, she, too, was torpedoed. ... Fourteen of her men were killed and six wounded (one of whom subsequently died), and the ship badly damaged ( losing the rear third of the ship, breaking off just aft of the Engine Room #2 bulkhead ). ... For two days the crew fought to save their ship, but when on December 22, the stern sheared off, all but a skeleton crew were taken off. These men restored buoyancy, and Fogg reached the Azores in tow the next day.