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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Chief Mate Joseph Davis USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Stanton Heater USMM
Pumpman Harris Ellinekas USMM
A.B. Edward Simonson USMM
Chief Cook Thomas Harris USMM
A.B. Ernest Baldwin USMM
Utility Nicholas Hetz USMM
3rd Engineer George Truitt USMM
Steward Karl Huhnergarth USMM
2nd Engineer Walter White USMM
A.B. James Kerr USMM
Wiper Olivier Lejeune USMM
Oiler Henry Moody USMM
Cook Thomas Nilsen USMM
O.S. Michael Schwartz USMM
Oiler Anthony Simon USMM
Messman Ruffus Alston USMM
Chief Engineer Erich Suderow USMM
Oiler Joseph Anger USMM
A.B. Robert Tucker USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking