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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Lake Osweya

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 ascending Service Branch
Messman George Zies USMM
RM 2c Thomas Whayne USN
1st Engineer Charles Wagner USMM
Oiler Joseph Vealie USMM
A.B. Buman Tolson USMM
A.B. Winfred Sumner USMM
Radio Officer Fred Smith USMM
Sea 2c Harold Senn USN
Steward Burtney Ruley USMM
Chief Cook George Roemer USMM
Master Karl Prinz USMM
A.B. Charles Phillips USMM
Oiler LeRoy Pearce USMM
3rd Engineer William O'neal USMM
O.S. George Murray USMM
Sea 2c William Mcmurry USN
Electrician Bernard Mcmahon USMM
Wiper Samuel Mcdonald USMM
A.B. Herman Mathisen USMM
Bosun Herman Mathisen USMM