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John R. Williams

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, June 24, 1942
Struck Mine in Delaware Bay
The Tug, SS John R. Williams was struck by a mine which had been laid by the German submarine U-373 on June 24, 1942 off of Cape May, New Jersey. Only four of the crew survived.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 14

Namesort descending Service Branch
Master Leroy Allen USMM
2nd Mate Nason Billings USMM
A.B. Simeon Cronk USMM
F/W Paris Gibbs USMM
Cook Joaquin Grace USMM
F/W John Jenkins USMM
Messman Coleman Kelly USMM
Chief Mate William Masters USMM
Radio Officer John Mcintyre USMM
1st Engineer John Mckay USMM
A.B. Theodore Olsen USMM
F/W Charles Pieloch USMM
Oiler John Sweeney USMM
Oiler Carl Wynne USMM
A Careless Word..A Needless Sinking