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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
Messman John Krieger USMM
Chief Cook George Roemer USMM
A.B. Herman Mathisen USMM
Radio Officer Fred Smith USMM
Bosun Herman Mathisen USMM
A.B. Buman Tolson USMM
Wiper Samuel Mcdonald USMM
Oiler Joseph Vealie USMM
Electrician Bernard Mcmahon USMM
O.S. George Murray USMM
SM 3c Howard Brasher USN
Sea 2c Charles Brown USN
Sea 2c Harold Senn USN
Sea 2c William Mcmurry USN
Sea 2c William Freeman USN
Ens Joseph French USN
RM 2c Thomas Whayne USN
GM 3c Harold Bailkey USN
AS Charles Batson USN