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Broad Arrow

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, January 9, 1943
U-Boat Attack near Dutch Guiana
The Tanker SS Broad Arrow was torpedoed by U-124 off the coast of Dutch Guiana. A torpedo hit the port side at the aft magazine which blew apart the section. A second torpedo hit the port side forward amidship. Survivors were picked up by PC-77.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 23

Name Service Branchsort descending
A.B. Manuel Furtado USMM
Master Percy Mounter USMM
A.B. Clifford Newman USMM
Chief Engineer Rudolph Plath USMM
Cook Florencio Riquelme USMM
3rd Mate John Rose USMM
Steward William Swain USMM
Oiler Clifton Wing USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Alfred Distelhurst USMM
Oiler Spiro Raftopolos USMM
Wiper Joseph Salgado USMM
3rd Engineer John Scully USMM
Radio Officer Walter Taylor USMM
Chief Cook Juan Balado USMM
Chief Mate John Elwis USMM
2nd Mate Eldor Ernstsen USMM
Cox James Lambert USN
Sea 1c Robert Pendleton USN
Sea 1c Daniel Theisen USN
Sea 1c Eugene Zack USN


A Careless Word - A Needless Sinking