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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

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