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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
A.B. Hardie Gaines USMM
3rd Engineer Carl Epley USMM
Oiler Edward Eads USMM
Oiler Fred Donnelly USMM
A.B. William Daukas USMM
Wiper John Collison USMM
Oiler Constantinus Carpougis USMM
F/W Lewis Byrne USMM
Master Thomas Bush USMM
F/W Joseph Buehrer USMM
Bosun Walter Braun USMM
2nd Mate Joseph Boyanek USMM
O.S. Earl Adams USMM