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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

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