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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, October 9, 1942
U-Boat attack off Cape of Good Hope
SS Examelia was torpedoed by U-68 south of the Cape of Good Hope while en route to Capetown. The ship sank in seven minutes. Forty men were rescued by SS John Lykes and later departed Capetown South Africa on the ill fated SS Zaandam. Twenty-one Examelia survivors were lost when the Zaandam was torpedoed. Fourteen were rescued by the SS Gulfstate and five others endured 8 days at sea before reaching the coast of Brazil.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 12

Name Service Branchsort descending
Radio Officer Harold Anderson USMM
Oiler Theodore Antonio USMM
A.B. Torsten Carlson USMM
Deck Cadet Samuel Schuster USMM
2nd Engineer Howard Shourds USMM
Master Andrew Tulenko USMM
F/W Daniel Vicinus USMM
A.B. Alexander Wilson USMM
Engine Cadet Bernard Spilman USMM
Sea 1c Orville Kuhn USN
Sea 2c John Ronda USN
Sea 2c John Paluch USN
A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking