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Reuben James

Friday, October 31, 1941
First Sinking of US Ship in WWII
at Hvalfjordur, Iceland, Reuben James sailed from Argentia, Newfoundland, 23 October 1941, with four other destroyers to escort eastbound convoy HX-156. While escorting that convoy, Reuben James was torpedoed by German submarine U-562. Her magazine exploded, and she sank quickly. Of the crew, 44 survived, and 115 died

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 99

Name Service Branchsort descending
Lt(jg) John Daub USN
CMM Alton Cousins USN
Y 3c William Newton USN
TM 1c Lee Reid USN
FC 3c Linn Evans USN
F 1c Maurice Hudlin USN
Sea 1c Jesse Weaver USN
CBM Laurence Devereau USN
CTM Charles Cox USN
TM 3c Aldon Neptune USN
Sea 1c John Ress USN
F 2c Carlyle Everett USN
SM 3c Ralph Kloepper USN
Sea 1c Edwin Wray USN
GM 3c Francis Hogan USN
F 1c Harold Vore USN
Sea 2c Kenneth Neely USN
CWT Eugene Schlotthauer USN
CEM John Greer USN
CMM Leonard Keever USN

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