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Chickasaw City

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, October 7, 1942
U-Boat Attack near South Africa
Chickasaw City was struck by two torpedoes from U-172. The ship sank within three minutes. Survivors were picked-up by HMS Rockrose and brought to Capetown. Forty-one survivors from Chickasaw City left Capetown aboard MS Zaandam which was torpedoed November 2 1942. Fifteen members of the Chickasaw City crew were lost in this sinking. Twenty-three were rescued by SS Gulfstate and three were among the 58 survivors of the Zaandam that made a landfall in a lifeboat at Barreirinhas, Brazil on November 11.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 9

Namesort descending Service Branch
Oiler Manuel Barrairo USMM
Messman Federico Briones USMM
A.B. Jose Cambeiro USMM
Bosun Robert Dishler USMM
Carpenter John Elm USMM
Sea 2c Griffith Eno USN
Master John Morton USMM
F/W Ramon San Juan USMM
Jr. Engineer Donald Sanford USMM
A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking