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Dan Beard

Sunday, December 10, 1944
U-Boat Attack en route to Belfast
The Liberty Ship SS Dan Beard was torpedoed by U-1202 off Strumble Head, North Wales while en route to Belfast, Northern Ireland. A single torpedo broke the ship in two. Lifeboats were launched in 20-30 foot waves. One boat made it way to shore, thirteen survivors were picked-up by British coastal craft.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 29

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Mark Beatus USN
Deck Maint. Louis Bobbitt USMM
Sea 1c Limuel Brashear USN
Sea 1c Vernon Brewer USN
Utility Lloyd Cuneo USMM
Bosun James Feurtado USMM
Chief Engineer Per Fransson USMM
BM 2c John Gladson USN
F/W Alexandro Gonzalez USMM
SM 2c Harry Granoff USN
Sea 1c James Grayson USN
Wiper Abel Jones USMM
Wiper Arne Jorgensen USMM
Sea 1c Harry Just USN
A.B. Earl Lillestol USMM
Sea 2c Edward Mandoni USN
Deck Engineer Douglas Mcleod USMM
GM 3c Frank Pawlowski USN
Sea 1c Aloysius Peitz USN
Oiler Robert Pupke USMM

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