U-Boat Attack near Casablanca
As she lay anchored by Witidoakl off Fedala in the evening of November 11, 1942, Hambleton was struck amidships on the port side by a U-boat torpedo. ... With all power gone, the destroyer took a 12 degree list to starboard as her damage control parties worked swiftly to jettison topside weights and shore up weakened bulkheads. The crippled ship was towed to Casablanca for temporary repairs. Seabees there cut the ship in two, removed a 40-foot section of her damaged hull, then Joined the two remaining halves together. Escorted by a tug, Hambleton reached Boston on June 28 for permanent repairs.