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Merrimack

Tuesday, June 9, 1942
Torpedoed in the Caribbean
The United States Army Transport Merrimack, had been recently acquired from a SS Co., Merchants & Miners Transportation Co. The Merrimack loaded a cargo for Army bases in the Panama Canal Zone. She was sent out all alone, and when she was in the Yucatan Channel, East of Cozumel Island, she was torpedoed. The engineers were killed, the ship, in the little time available, kept steaming ahead, with the bow going under the sea, and she developed a heavy starboard list, making it hard to launch lifeboats. Out of a total crew of 55, (46 Army, and 9 U.S.Naval Armed Guard Gunners) only ten lived through it.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 43

Namesort descending Service Branch
Refrig. Engr. Jack Martin USMM
Utility Samuel Martin USMM
Radio Officer Francis Mccabe USMM
O.S. Joseph Newchurch USMM
Wiper Martin Nolan USMM
Steward Nathaniel Pauline USMM
O.S. William Peterson USMM
Storekeeper Vitto Pizzani USMM
O.S. William Rhead USMM
A.B. William Roseberry USMM
AS Charles Seivertson USN
Sea 2c Delbert Shipp USN
Sea 2c Donald Shunk USN
Sea 2c Valentine Sienicki USN
AS Quirino Simbulan USN
GM 3c Howard Skaling USN
Sea 2c John Smuksta USN
Wiper John Starkey USMM
Wiper Woodrow Starkey USMM
3rd Engineer Stanislaus Szablinski USMM

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