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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
Chief Mate James Mcgovren USMM
A.B. Jack Melton USMM
Wiper Edward Molzon USMM
Radio Officer Harry Nichols USMM
F/W Raul Pais USMM
Chief Cook George Pappas USMM
Pumpman John Radosh USMM
2nd Engineer Howard Reed USMM
O.S. Andrew Stitcheson USMM
O.S. Edwin Sutfin USMM
Messman William Wenzel USMM
A.B. Clifford Whitmore USMM
O.S. George Zink USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking