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City of Atlanta

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, January 19, 1942
U-Boat Attack off the Carolina Coast
The SS City of Atlanta was torpedoed by U-123 off the North Carolina coast. She was struck by two torpedoes. the first lifeboat could not be launched and the second capsized. ... There were only three survivors.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 43

Namesort descending Service Branch
Messman Matthew Bell USMM
3rd Mate John Bennett USMM
A.B. Willis Bird USMM
A.B. John Blanton USMM
Cook Prince Broughton USMM
Coal Passer Simon Bruce USMM
Cook Willie Chisholm USMM
A.B. Howard Cleveland USMM
Messman James Cummings USMM
3rd Engineer Marion Dean USMM
F/W Paul Debolle USMM
Coal Passer Kewannee Drumwright USMM
Steward William Findlay USMM
Messman Percy Forsythe USMM
Donkeyman William Gadson USMM
F/W George Hamilton USMM
F/W James Hamilton USMM
Coal Passer Wallace Harley USMM
Radio Officer Theodore Haviland USMM
F/W Eugene Holland USMM


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