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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
Chief Engineer Thomas Kenney USMM
F/W Albert Jones USMM
F/W Svend Hoybye USMM
F/W Eugene Holland USMM
Radio Officer Theodore Haviland USMM
Coal Passer Wallace Harley USMM
F/W George Hamilton USMM
F/W James Hamilton USMM
Donkeyman William Gadson USMM
Messman Percy Forsythe USMM
Steward William Findlay USMM
Coal Passer Kewannee Drumwright USMM
F/W Paul Debolle USMM
3rd Engineer Marion Dean USMM
Messman James Cummings USMM
A.B. Howard Cleveland USMM
Cook Willie Chisholm USMM
Coal Passer Simon Bruce USMM
Cook Prince Broughton USMM
A.B. John Blanton USMM


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