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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 descending Service Branch
A.B. William Shyne USMM
Cook Samuel Spencer USMM
Engine Cadet Jonathan Sturges USMM
A.B. Oliver Teakles USMM
Sea 1c Fred Tittsworth USN
Sea 2c W. Travis USN
Sea 2c William Vaughn USN
2nd Engineer Augustus Warren USMM
Sea 2c Kenneth West USN
3rd Mate Aven Williamson USMM
Sea 2c Marion Woodcox USN
Sea 2c William Wright USN


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking