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Melville E. Stone

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