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West Chetac

Thursday, September 24, 1942
Torpedoed near British Guiana
The Freighter SS West Chetac was torpedoed while en route to Basra Iraq. Rough seas and suction from the sinking ship causes life boats to capsize which lead to many of the casualties.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 31

Namesort ascending Service Branch
A.B. Thomas Yates USMM
A.B. John Williams USMM
Messman Clifford Twiss USMM
A.B. Henry Smith USMM
Wiper Emmet Poirrier USMM
2nd Mate George Parker USMM
Engine Cadet Robert Palmer USMM
Sea 2c John Murawski USN
Jr. 3rd Engineer Antone Montgakes USMM
Oiler Joseph Miller USMM
Sea 2c William Meade USN
Oiler Roy Mcnish USMM
Sea 2c Chester Mcdaniel USN
Sea 2c Paul Matthews USN
Sea 2c James Mann USN
Sea 2c George Malloy USN
Sea 2c Alvin Lott USN
Lt(jg) Sanford Lakin USN
A.B. Raymond Kelly USMM
3rd Mate John Johnson USMM

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