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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


J. N. Pew

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 ascending Service Branch
O.S. George Zink USMM
A.B. Clifford Whitmore USMM
Messman William Wenzel USMM
O.S. Edwin Sutfin USMM
O.S. Andrew Stitcheson USMM
2nd Engineer Howard Reed USMM
Pumpman John Radosh USMM
Chief Cook George Pappas USMM
F/W Raul Pais USMM
Radio Officer Harry Nichols USMM
Wiper Edward Molzon USMM
A.B. Jack Melton USMM
Chief Mate James Mcgovren USMM
Messman William Mccoy USMM
O.S. Peter Mcbride USMM
Cook Charles Martin USMM
1st Engineer Clifford Lawrence USMM
3rd Mate Laddie Kurena USMM
A.B. Meyer Kashkin USMM
Chief Engineer George Jonescu USMM