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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
O.S. Augustus Hornbrook USMM
Chief Engineer Arthur Watson USMM
A.B. Ernest Boshinsky USMM
Bosun Edwin Johansson USMM
1st Engineer Harold Wegmann USMM

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