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India Arrow

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, February 4, 1942
U-Boat Attack near Cape May, NJ
The Tanker SS india Arrow was attacked by U-103 about twenty miles southeast of Cape May New Jersey. She was en route, unescorted to New Jersey from Corpus Cristi, Texas. ... The explosion from the torpedo destroyed the aft section lifeboats and setting the diesel fuel cargo on fire. The ship sank within ten minutes. ... Eight men were lost in the aft section of the ship, eighteen were lost when the their lifeboat was dragged under with the sinking ship.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 26

Namesort ascending Service Branch
3rd Mate James Winn USMM
2nd Engineer Walter White USMM
A.B. Robert Tucker USMM
3rd Engineer George Truitt USMM
Chief Engineer Erich Suderow USMM
A.B. Edward Simonson USMM
Oiler Anthony Simon USMM
O.S. Michael Schwartz USMM
Cook Thomas Nilsen USMM
Oiler Henry Moody USMM
Wiper Olivier Lejeune USMM
A.B. James Kerr USMM
Steward Karl Huhnergarth USMM
Utility Nicholas Hetz USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Stanton Heater USMM
Chief Cook Thomas Harris USMM
Messman Michael Finn USMM
Pumpman Harris Ellinekas USMM
Chief Mate Joseph Davis USMM
Wiper Ira Buhrman USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking