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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Henry Bacon

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, February 23, 1945
Air Attack en route to Scotland
The Liberty Ship SS Henry Bacon was torpedoed by German aircraft while en convoy from Murmansk, Russia to Gourock, Scotland. The ship had become seperated from the convoy in a heavy gale. ... Four hours after receiving a radio warning about a possible air attack, German aircraft struck. Although the crew was able to down five planes, a torpedo found it's mark on the starboard side. The ship went down in about an hour. ... Survivors were picked up by British destroyers several hours later.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 22

Name Service Branchsort descending
2nd Mate Lynn Palmer USMM
Messman George Shipka USMM
Chief Engineer Donald Haviland USMM
3rd Engineer Joseph Provencal USMM
Cook Cornelius Kearns USMM
O.S. Donald Schiesher USMM
2nd Engineer Edgar Snyder USMM
Master Alfred Carini USMM
O.S. Robert Cramer USMM
3rd Mate Carl Fubel USMM
A.B. Frederick Funken USMM
Purser Robert Hunt USMM
Bosun Holcomb Lammon USMM
O.S. James Martin USMM
Chief Cook John Mastracci USMM
SM 3c Hubert Allard USN
Sea 1c Mason Burr USN
Sea 1c Charles Harlacher USN
Sea 1c Donald Mayden USN
Sea 1c Elmer Potvin USN


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking