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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Pan New York

Thursday, October 29, 1942
U-Boat Attack West of Ireland
The SS Pan New York was torpedoed by U-624 about 550 miles west of Malin Head, Northern Ireland. She was carrying 88,000 barrels of gasoline. The explosion from the torpedo blew gasoline over the ship aft of the tank. Flames and fumes were sucked down into the engine room and crew's quarters, causing many to be overcome with smoke and fumes. Flames upon the water and rough seas prevented the rafts and the only remaining lifeboat from being launched. Survivors gathered aft to await rescue.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 42

Name Service Branchsort descending
Steward Thomas Hogan USMM
2nd Mate Ernest Lowry USMM
Pumpman Stanley Karworski USMM
3rd Mate Sherman Lupton USMM
O.S. Richard Moebus USMM
Chief Mate Gustav Nelson USMM
Cook George Perez USMM
Pumpman John Richey USMM
2nd Engineer Charles Smith USMM
A.B. Frank Smith USMM
A.B. Eric Atherton USMM
Oiler James Smith USMM
Wiper Fred Berland USMM
O.S. Nils Soderberg USMM
1st Engineer Bernhardt Bruun USMM
O.S. Joseph Spears USMM
A.B. Sergei Burmeister USMM
Oiler Harry Turney USMM
Messman Donato Caldas USMM
A.B. Albert Wihs USMM