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John Winthrop

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, September 24, 1942
Torpedo Attack in North Atlantic
While en route to Glasgow Scotland, the SS John Winthrop straggled away from the convoy. She was torpedoed and shelled by U619. There were no survivors.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 52

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Sea 2c William Wright USN
Sea 2c Marion Woodcox USN
3rd Mate Aven Williamson USMM
Sea 2c Kenneth West USN
2nd Engineer Augustus Warren USMM
Sea 2c William Vaughn USN
Sea 2c W. Travis USN
Sea 1c Fred Tittsworth USN
A.B. Oliver Teakles USMM
Engine Cadet Jonathan Sturges USMM
Cook Samuel Spencer USMM
A.B. William Shyne USMM
Steward Thomas Sharp USMM
O.S. Richard Scott USMM
SM 3c William Schaefer USN
Oiler Thomas Scanlon USMM
Purser Jesse Sanger USMM
Cook Ernest Rodrigues USMM
Cook Pablo Robin USMM
Master Charles Robertson USMM


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking