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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


J. N. Pew

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, February 21, 1942
U-Boat Attack near Aruba
The Tanker SS J. N. Pew was torpedoed by U-67 west of Aruba while en route from Aruba to the Canal Zone. The ship was struck on the port side by one torpedo which caused a fire to break out almost immediately. Of the two escaping lifeboats, one with two survivors put to shore four days later. ... The other, was at sea for 21 days. Ten of the eleven men aboard perished.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 33

Namesort descending Service Branch
O.S. Earl Adams USMM
2nd Mate Joseph Boyanek USMM
Bosun Walter Braun USMM
F/W Joseph Buehrer USMM
Master Thomas Bush USMM
F/W Lewis Byrne USMM
Oiler Constantinus Carpougis USMM
Wiper John Collison USMM
A.B. William Daukas USMM
Oiler Fred Donnelly USMM
Oiler Edward Eads USMM
3rd Engineer Carl Epley USMM
A.B. Hardie Gaines USMM
Chief Engineer George Jonescu USMM
A.B. Meyer Kashkin USMM
3rd Mate Laddie Kurena USMM
1st Engineer Clifford Lawrence USMM
Cook Charles Martin USMM
O.S. Peter Mcbride USMM
Messman William Mccoy USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking