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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Lake Osweya

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, February 20, 1942
U-Boat Attack in the North Atlantic
The Freighter Lake Osweya was torpedoed by U-96 while en route from New York to Nova Scotia and Iceland. ... Although the British merchant ship MS Empire Seal had seen the Freighter and heard the explosion in the distance the ship and her crew were never seen again.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 39

Namesort descending Service Branch
2nd Mate Alfred Abrahamsen USMM
GM 3c Harold Bailkey USN
AS Charles Batson USN
SM 3c Howard Brasher USN
Sea 2c Charles Brown USN
Chief Mate William Carroll USMM
Messman Russell Carthy USMM
Oiler William Crosbie USMM
2nd Engineer Thomas Evans USMM
Messman Adam Fass USMM
Sea 2c William Freeman USN
Ens Joseph French USN
A.B. George Jacota USMM
A.B. Ivar Johnson USMM
O.S. Donald Kerfoot USMM
3rd Mate Charles Kibbit USMM
Chief Engineer John Kilpatrick USMM
Baker Paul Kirwan USMM
Messman John Krieger USMM
A.B. Herman Mathisen USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking