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The United States Navy Memorial

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

Name Service Branchsort descending
2nd Mate Alfred Abrahamsen USMM
3rd Engineer William O'neal USMM
Chief Mate William Carroll USMM
Oiler LeRoy Pearce USMM
Messman Russell Carthy USMM
A.B. Charles Phillips USMM
Oiler William Crosbie USMM
Master Karl Prinz USMM
2nd Engineer Thomas Evans USMM
Steward Burtney Ruley USMM
Messman Adam Fass USMM
A.B. Winfred Sumner USMM
A.B. George Jacota USMM
1st Engineer Charles Wagner USMM
O.S. Donald Kerfoot USMM
Messman George Zies USMM
Chief Engineer John Kilpatrick USMM
A.B. Ivar Johnson USMM
Baker Paul Kirwan USMM
3rd Mate Charles Kibbit USMM