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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
2nd Engineer Thomas Calder USMM
Utility Isidoro Valentin USMM
A.B. Frank Kurtz USMM
F/W Jose Narvaez USMM
Engine Cadet William Linde USMM
A.B. Frank Gallagher USMM
Cook Isiac Potts USMM
Cook David Hales USMM
2nd Mate Karl Anderson USMM
Messman Uriah Johnson USMM
Messman Samuel Derry USMM
Purser Rolf Arnson USMM
3rd Engineer John Dorsett USMM
F/W George Cleary USMM
O.S. Eugene Fay USMM
Bosun Albert De Rudder USMM
1st Engineer Claude Jones USMM
F/W Henry Garon USMM
3rd Mate John Kehoe USMM
Wiper Victor Johnson USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking