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Melville E. Stone

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, November 24, 1943
U-Boat Attack near Cristobal
The Liberty Ship, SS Melville E. Stone was torpedoed by U-516 while en route to New York via the Panama Canal. The ship was struck by two torpedoes and sank within 8 minutes. All survivors were picked-up shortly after by SC-1023 and SC-662.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 15

Namesort descending Service Branch
Radio Officer Peter Carrier USMM
Cook Theodore Colombotos USMM
Utility John Ellis USMM
Master Lawrence Gallagher USMM
Cook Louis Giovannoni USMM
Sea 1c Harold Helgeson USN
GM 3c Byron Logsdon USN
Sea 1c Herbert Malone USN
Chief Mate Robert Ransher USMM
Oiler Ralph Schwan USMM
2nd Engineer Edward Skelly USMM
F/W Dan Solaegui USMM
Steward Edmond Ward USMM
Messman Elmo Wootten USMM
3rd Mate Howard Young USMM
A Careless Word A Needless Sinking