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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Azalea City

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, February 21, 1942
U-Boat Attack off the Maryland Coast
The Freighter SS Azalea City was torpedoed by U-432 ESE of Ocean City, Maryland while en route from Argentina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The ship and crew were never seen or heard from again.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 38

Namesort descending Service Branch
Oiler Curt Ackermann USMM
Oiler Howard Benn USMM
O.S. Sammie Block USMM
A.B. Joseph Blomgren USMM
3rd Engineer Russell Browning USMM
Radio Officer Stephen Byers USMM
Oiler Edmond Charlebois USMM
A.B. Oliver Eck USMM
Cook Thomas Ervin USMM
Messman Henry Fahy USMM
Deck Engineer Stanley Flanders USMM
Messman Richard Gezak USMM
Chief Engineer George Gray USMM
A.B. Maurice Hardy USMM
F/W Stephen Hester USMM
A.B. Philip Houston USMM
O.S. Edwin Jaffe USMM
Cook Forrest King USMM
2nd Engineer Carl Kraseman USMM
O.S. Edwin Lebrun USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking.