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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
A.B. James Smith USMM
Utility Isidoro Valentin USMM
Master Lucius Webb USMM
Master Lucius Webb USMM
Sea 1c James Weedon USN
Sea 1c Albert Wyatt USN


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking