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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
Sea 1c James Stolte USN
A.B. Francis Szlachciak USMM
Wiper Antonio Tenorio USMM
Sea 2c Robert Thomas USN
Sea 1c Milton Tufts USN
Radio Officer John Wasson USMM
3rd Engineer John Wilson USMM
2nd Mate Frank Wilson USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking