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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


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

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Chief Mate John Elwis USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Alfred Distelhurst USMM
Chief Cook Juan Balado USMM


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