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Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, March 11, 1943
Attack on Boarding Party
On March 10, 1943 Eberle intercepted the German blockade runner Karin. When Eberle boarded, demolition charges set by the Germans exploded, killing half the 14-man boarding party outright. ... The remaining seven persisted in their heroic efforts to save the Karin and obtain information until fire and further explosions forced them to abandon ship. ... They and 72 prisoners were picked up from the water by Eberle

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 9

Namesort descending Service Branch
F 1c Dennis Buckley USN
Sea 2c Wilbur Davis USNR
WT 2c Alex Diachecko USN
F 1c William Jones USN
Cox Joseph Metivier USN
MM 1c Merton Myers USN
SM 3c William Pattison USN
CM 1c Robert Shockley USN
Sea 2c Carl Tinsman USNR
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships