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Dan Beard

Ship Designation: 
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Date Lost: 
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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Oiler Robert Pupke USMM
Cook Clifford Rahe USMM
F/W George Rossman USMM
A.B. Frank Sage USMM
A.B. Leroy Stinebaugh USMM
3rd Mate James Tierney USMM
Oiler Raymond Wilden USMM
A.B. Berton Wilson USMM
Chief Engineer Per Fransson USMM
Deck Maint. Louis Bobbitt USMM
Deck Engineer Douglas Mcleod USMM
Utility Lloyd Cuneo USMM
Bosun James Feurtado USMM
F/W Alexandro Gonzalez USMM
Wiper Abel Jones USMM
Wiper Arne Jorgensen USMM
A.B. Earl Lillestol USMM
Sea 1c James Grayson USN
BM 2c John Gladson USN
GM 3c Frank Pawlowski USN

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