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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 ascending Service Branch
Deck Cadet William Wilson USMM
Ens Grayson Watkins USN
Chief Steward Stanley Taylor USMM
Wiper Fred Stebbins USMM
Messman Henry Statzell USMM
Cox Leo Rohrbach USN
Deck Engineer Harrison Rodrique USMM
Radio Officer Thomas Porter USMM
A.B. Marvin Ostrom USMM
3rd Engineer Martin O'connor USMM
Sea 1c Frank Nigro USN
Messman Adolph Moses USMM
A.B. Clarence Mishler USMM
Utility Jose Miguez USMM
Sea 1c Morgan Mcconnell USN
Sea 1c Raymond Masog USN
A.B. Alfred Maffia USMM
Sea 1c Hayden Lunsford USN
Messman Darwin Lumbattis USMM
Sea 1c Richard Longhany USN


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