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Nathaniel Green

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, February 24, 1943
U-Boat Attack near Oran, Algeria
The Liberty Ship Nathaniel Greene was torpedoed by U-565 northeast of Oran, Algeria while en route to Algiers. The ship was struck by two torpedoes on the starboard side followed by a third torpedo from an aircraft. ... The ship was taken in tow by HMS Brixham but later declared a total loss.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 5

Namesort descending Service Branch
Wiper Charles Anderson USMM
2nd Engineer Irwine Colin USMM
Chief Cook David Galley USMM
Engine Cadet John Gordon USMM
F/W Thomas Mullin USMM
A Careless Word A Needless Sinking