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Jeremiah Van Rensselaer

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, February 2, 1943
U-Boat Attack in the Atlantic
The Liberty Ship Jeremiah Van Rensselaer was torpedoed by U-456 while en convoy to the United Kingdom. Damaged by three torpedo strikes, the ship was abandoned without orders. It was determined that the ship may have been saved had she not been abandoned prematurely. ... The ship was sunk with gunfire from escort ships.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 46

Namesort descending Service Branch
2nd Mate Karl Anderson USMM
Purser Rolf Arnson USMM
Sea 1c Kenneth Badley USN
Sea 1c Charles Ballo USN
Steward Reginald Barclay USMM
O.S. William Barnes USMM
Messman Rafael Barriere USMM
Messman Florentino Bevero USMM
Radio Officer Frank Black USMM
Utility Kenneth Brown USMM
2nd Engineer Thomas Calder USMM
F/W George Cleary USMM
Sea 1c Vernon Daugherty USN
Bosun Albert De Rudder USMM
Messman Samuel Derry USMM
3rd Engineer John Dorsett USMM
O.S. Eugene Fay USMM
A.B. Frank Gallagher USMM
F/W Henry Garon USMM
Cook David Hales USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking