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Gurney E. Newlin

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, October 29, 1942
U-Boat Attack in the North Atlantic
The tanker SS Gurney E. Newlin was torpedoed by U-436 in the North Atlantic while in convoy to Manchester, England. Three were killed in the initial attack, however 45 lost their lives when the rescue ship, SS Bic Island was torpedoed the following night.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 48

Namesort descending Service Branch
Utility James Humes USMM
A.B. Frank Jacobsen USMM
Wiper John Johanson USMM
Steward Otto Jorgenson USMM
Cook Max Karp USMM
Messman Malcolm Kennedy USMM
F/W Henry Kranz USMM
Bosun Courtney Mayberry USMM
Wiper Willard Muckey USMM
Engineer Johan Naess USMM
Sea 2c Chester Ostasiewski USN
2nd Engineer Charles Page USMM
Pumpman Rudolph Pettersen USMM
Sea 2 Felix Plasse USN
Sea 2c Stephen Rabeck USN
Messman Joseph Ramos USMM
1st Engineer Walter Secrest USMM
Sea 2c John Shepard USN
Sea 2c John Sowyak USN
Oiler Thad Standley USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking