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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 ascending
O.S. Carl Allen USMM
Radio Officer Manuel Losada USMM
Wiper David Stanley USMM
Oiler Leon Bailey USMM
Master Joseph Lydon USMM
A.B. Clifford Stevensen USMM
O.S. Thomas Byrnes USMM
Wiper Martin Mcmahon USMM
O.S. Stanley Stockmal USMM
2nd Cook Andrew Calvert USMM
Chief Engineer Arthur Meyer USMM
Deck Cadet John Talbott USMM
Wiper Anthony Dembowczyk USMM
A.B. John Nebraska USMM
3rd Cook Albert Tompson USMM
O.S. Tazwell Edwards USMM
Messman Henry O'leary USMM
Oiler Ralph Turner USMM
Chief Cook Alfred Flowers USMM
F/W Jan Obara USMM


A Careless Word..A Needless Sinking