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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 1c Iverson Dorsey USN
Messman Andrew Denicholas USMM
BM 2c Jack Decosta USN
F/W Charles Deckert USMM
A.B. Raymond D'amour USMM
F/W William Carr USMM
Messman John Burgo USMM
A.B. Earl Built USMM
Messman Harry Blume USMM
Deck Cadet Burton Bergeson USMM
Oiler Leo Auexstein USMM
1st Engineer John Anderson USMM


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking