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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 descending Service Branch
A.B. Edward Simonson USMM
Chief Engineer Erich Suderow USMM
3rd Engineer George Truitt USMM
A.B. Robert Tucker USMM
2nd Engineer Walter White USMM
3rd Mate James Winn USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking