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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 ascending Service Branch
Utility Eugene Jackson USMM
Lt(jg) Richard Howard USN
Utility Arthur Harris USMM
Sea 1c Edward Hampton USN
Cook Eustis Graham USMM
A.B. Adam Gausden USMM
A.B. Thomas Forrest USMM
Sea 1c Raymond Doran USN
Cox Gordon Dentinger USN
Purser Roy Dawson USMM
Sea 1c Ralph Cottrill USN
Engine Cadet Vincent Corrigan USMM
F/W Joseph Cauto USMM
Oiler Stanley Castle USMM
Chief Mate Walter Arbuthnot USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking