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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
3rd Engineer Carl Epley USMM
O.S. Andrew Stitcheson USMM
A.B. Hardie Gaines USMM
O.S. Edwin Sutfin USMM
Chief Engineer George Jonescu USMM
Messman William Wenzel USMM
A.B. Meyer Kashkin USMM
A.B. Clifford Whitmore USMM
3rd Mate Laddie Kurena USMM
O.S. George Zink USMM
Cook Charles Martin USMM
Bosun Walter Braun USMM
O.S. Earl Adams USMM
O.S. Peter Mcbride USMM
1st Engineer Clifford Lawrence USMM
2nd Mate Joseph Boyanek USMM
Messman William Mccoy USMM
F/W Joseph Buehrer USMM
Chief Mate James Mcgovren USMM
Master Thomas Bush USMM