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Commercial Trader

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

Name Service Branchsort descending
F/W Neil Coll USMM
Chief Steward Hans Hansen USMM
O.S. Charles Mohamed USMM
Radio Officer Alfred Turner USMM
2nd Mate Joseph Halka USMM
Chief Engineer Miguel Nunez USMM
O.S. Alfred Sussmilch USMM
Sea 2c Charles Cramblett USN
Sea 2c Blaine Davis USN
Cox George Engstrom USN