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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, February 26, 1918
Lost in Heavy Gale off Fenwick Island
The Armed Tug Cherokee cleared Newport R.I., February 24, 1918 for Washington, D.C. On February 26, in a heavy gale, she foundered about 12 miles off Fenwick Island Light Vessel, with the loss of 30 of her crew. ... The tanker British Admiral rescued 12 survivors, two of whom died before the tanker reached port.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 15

Namesort descending Service Branch
Oiler Harry Anderson USN
Quartermaster 3r Herbert Biddle USN
Quartermaster 1s Rudolph Elbers USN
Ensign Edmund Gehrig USN
Electrician 3rd Robert Gibbs USN
Chief Boatswain John Glennon USN
Ship's cook 2nd Benjamin Green USN
Yeoman 2nd John Harding USN
Seaman 2nd Thomas Kenealy USN
Seaman Walter Kryzewski USN
Machinist Mate Clarence Mccartney USN
Boatswain Joseph Mcgoldrick USN
Machinist Joseph Mcspirit USN
Lieutenant jg Edward Newell USN
Ensign John Stevenson USN
Various Sources