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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
Sea 1c Jerome Jacobson USN
O.S. Edward Kelly USMM
Bosun Alf Kinell USMM
Messman Virgil Kittleson USMM
Engine Cadet Ralph Kohlmeyer USMM
1st Engineer Joshua Lanier USMM
Master Thorbjorn Leerberg USMM
Engine Cadet Grover Lietz USMM
Sea 1c Richard Longhany USN
Messman Darwin Lumbattis USMM
Sea 1c Hayden Lunsford USN
A.B. Alfred Maffia USMM
Sea 1c Raymond Masog USN
Sea 1c Morgan Mcconnell USN
Utility Jose Miguez USMM
A.B. Clarence Mishler USMM
Messman Adolph Moses USMM
Sea 1c Frank Nigro USN
3rd Engineer Martin O'connor USMM
A.B. Marvin Ostrom USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking