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John Carter Rose

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, October 8, 1942
U-Boat Attack East of Trinidad
Two torpedoes from U-201 struck the John Carter Rose while enroute to Sierra Leone. Carrying 26,000 drums of gasoline, a fire from the initial attack spread quickly forcing the crew to abandon ship. The three lifeboats with 48 survivors were recoverded two days later.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 8

Namesort descending Service Branch
Cook Thomas Baker USMM
Sea 2c Michael Dambrosia USN
Cook Bernard Hunter USMM
Sea 1c Linsay Mcconnell USN
F/W Claudio Murua USMM
Sea 2c Howard Robertson USN
Utility Felix Walach USMM
Chief Engineer James Whyte USMM
A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking