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Caddo

Ship Designation: 
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Date Lost: 
Monday, November 23, 1942
U-Boat Attack in North Atlantic
The Tanker SS Caddo was torpedoed by U-518 in the North Atlantic while en route to Iceland. Cado sank in about 90 minutes, after which the U-Boat surfaced and took the Captain and Chief Officer prisoner. ... Although no one was killed in the explosion, two of the three lifeboats were lost at sea. the number one lifeboat capsized on December 7. Eight men perished that day and three more the day after. Six remaining survivors were rescued. The Captian died while a prisoner of war.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 45

Name Service Branchsort ascending
Sea 2c Joseph Coscia USN
Sea 2c Leonard Currier USN
Ens Edward Knudsen USN
Sea 1c Richard Kendall USN
Sea 2c John Meares USN
Sea 2c Clyde Lewis USN
Sea 2c Calvin Clensay USN
Sea 1c Lawrence Collins USN
Wiper Franklin Charlock USMM
Steward Ole Olsen USMM
A.B. Edward Chiles USMM
2nd Mate Leif Olson USMM
Galleyman Guadaloupe Cuellar USMM
Utility Alfonso Ponce USMM
Machinist Arthur Davis USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Charles Rogers USMM
O.S. Hugh Delk USMM
Radio Officer William Rosenblatt USMM
3rd Mate Charles Doell USMM
Oiler Robert Sharples USMM

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