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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 ascending Service Branch
2nd Engineer John York USMM
Coal Passer Albert Williams USMM
Messman James Walcott USMM
Master Leman Urquhart USMM
Oiler John Thornton USMM
Donkeyman Richard Taylor USMM
Donkeyman Henry Surles USMM
A.B. Samuel Sellers USMM
A.B. Kendrick Searles USMM
A.B. Avant Rountree USMM
A.B. William Reid USMM
Coal Passer Edward Ramsey USMM
F/W Joseph North USMM
Oiler William Mell USMM
1st Engineer John Macher USMM
F/W Arthur Lowman USMM
F/W Warren Lockett USMM
Chief Mate Christian Leppin USMM
Coal Passer Henry Lane USMM
A.B. Joseph Kicklighter USMM


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