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Jonathan Sturges

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, February 23, 1943
U-Boat Attack en route to New York
The Liberty Ship Jonathan Sturges was torpedoed by U-707 in the North Atlantic while in return convoy to New York from Liverpool, England. After straggling away from the convoy, the ship was struck by two torpedoes and began flooding at once. Orders to abandon ship were given immediately after the attack. All survivors ended up on two lifeboats. ... Survivors from the first boat were finally picked up ao March 12. Of the seventeen survivors on the second boat, only five remained alive after forty-one days at sea.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 48

Namesort descending Service Branch
Oiler John Bahls USMM
F/W Thomas Breen USMM
Deck Cadet Harry Burlison USMM
Chief Engineer William Chapman USMM
Oiler William Chapman USMM
Sea 1c Edward Clark USN
F/W Byrl Daniels USMM
Sea 1c Alfred Daniels USN
Chief Mate David Edwards USMM
Cook John Galli USMM
Sea 1c Lonnie Gilliam USN
Sea 1c John Gilreath USN
Sea 1c Eugene Habberfield USN
Sea 1c William Hersey USN
Purser Leocadio Hinoijosa USMM
Sea 1c Collins Holt USN
Sea 1c George Howell USN
Sea 1c Vivian Hoyle USN
Cox Patsy Igneri USN
Sea 1c Dale Jackson USN


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