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Charles C. Pinckney

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, January 27, 1943
U-Boat Attack near the Azores
The Liberty Ship Charles C. Pinckney was torpedoed by U-514 while en route to North Africa . The initial engagement began when a torpedo struck a few feet back from the stern. Engines were secured and the order was given to abandon ship. Once the U-boat surfaced, Naval Armed Guard shelled it with four out of five shells landing. The Officer in charge was certain the U-Boat sank. The was abandoned ... The next morning the ship was seen to be still afloat. The Second Mate returned and signaled the other lifeboats to return. When the second U-Boat was seen approaching the ship was abandoned immediately. ... The three lifeboats from the ship were separated after the January 28. One lifeboat was discovered on February 8, the others were never seen again.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 55

Namesort descending Service Branch
Bosun David Sauer USMM
Sea 1c Joseph Saunders USN
2nd Engineer Theodore Scharpf USMM
O.S. Carroll Schuster USMM
Sea 1c Charles Sing USN
Messman Elige Stallworth USMM
Carpenter Guillermo Torres USMM
Deck Engineer George Urpin USMM
Cook Lewis Washington USMM
Cook Elias Webley USMM
Messman Dorsey White USMM
Steward Ralph White USMM
Utility Curtis Wilkes USMM
Master Frank Woolverton USMM
3rd Engineer Stanley Young USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking