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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


John Morgan

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, June 1, 1943
Collision with SS Montana
On her maiden voyage, the SS John Morgan collided with the SS Montana. A tremendious explosion followed. The John Morgan sank with all but three of her complement of 69.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 42

Name Service Branchsort descending
3rd Mate Jesse Lock USMM
1st Engineer William Solar USMM


A Careless Word..A Needless Sinking