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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, May 27, 1942
U-Boat Attack in the Caribbean
On the morning of May 27, SS Jack was torpedoed by U-155 while about 100 miles of the coast of Haiti. The ship sank quickly and the port liafboat was swamped by the ship's undertow. ... Most survivors were picked-up four days later, however seven surtvivors spent 32 days on a raft before being rescued.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 31

Namesort descending Service Branch
A.B. Jack Armstrong USMM
O.S. Howard Arnett USMM
Cook Elliott Ashby USMM
A.B. Charles Braun USMM
Steward Joseph Brazely USMM
Master Serge Burack USMM
Steward Joseph Campbell USMM
Deck Engineer William Carr USMM
A.B. Oliver Cooley USMM
2nd Mate George Dabner USMM
A.B. Walter Gass USMM
3rd Mate Garrett Griffith USMM
Chief Steward George Herberlein USMM
Cook Herbert James USMM
A.B. Frank Krajewski USMM
Sea 2c Edwin Lovegrove USN
Storekeeper Matthew Macey USMM
Oiler John Marz USMM
O.S. Edward Matthews USMM
Sea 2c James Medley USN


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking