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Commercial Trader

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, September 16, 1942
Torpedo Attack from submarine U558
The Commercial Trader was torpedoed about 75 miles east of Trinidad. The ship sank bow first, within two minutes.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 10

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Radio Officer Alfred Turner USMM
O.S. Alfred Sussmilch USMM
Chief Engineer Miguel Nunez USMM
O.S. Charles Mohamed USMM
Chief Steward Hans Hansen USMM
2nd Mate Joseph Halka USMM
Cox George Engstrom USN
Sea 2c Blaine Davis USN
Sea 2c Charles Cramblett USN
F/W Neil Coll USMM
A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking