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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
F/W Svend Hoybye USMM
F/W Albert Jones USMM
Chief Engineer Thomas Kenney USMM
A.B. Joseph Kicklighter USMM
Coal Passer Henry Lane USMM
Chief Mate Christian Leppin USMM
F/W Warren Lockett USMM
F/W Arthur Lowman USMM
1st Engineer John Macher USMM
Oiler William Mell USMM
F/W Joseph North USMM
Coal Passer Edward Ramsey USMM
A.B. William Reid USMM
A.B. Avant Rountree USMM
A.B. Kendrick Searles USMM
A.B. Samuel Sellers USMM
Donkeyman Henry Surles USMM
Donkeyman Richard Taylor USMM
Oiler John Thornton USMM
Master Leman Urquhart USMM


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