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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

Name Service Branchsort ascending
Messman James Cummings USMM
F/W Paul Debolle USMM
F/W Joseph North USMM
Steward William Findlay USMM
Messman Percy Forsythe USMM
Coal Passer Edward Ramsey USMM
Coal Passer Wallace Harley USMM
Donkeyman William Gadson USMM
A.B. William Reid USMM
Messman James Walcott USMM
F/W George Hamilton USMM
A.B. Avant Rountree USMM
Coal Passer Albert Williams USMM
F/W James Hamilton USMM
A.B. Kendrick Searles USMM
Radio Officer Theodore Haviland USMM
A.B. Samuel Sellers USMM
F/W Eugene Holland USMM
Donkeyman Henry Surles USMM
F/W Svend Hoybye USMM


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