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Scapa Flow

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, November 14, 1942
U-Boat Attack in the Atlantic
SS Scapa Flow was torpedoed by U-134 while en route to Philadelphia via Trinidad. The ship was struck by two torpedoes which seemed to cause the bottom to fall out as she settled below the water in less than a minute. ... Although the four wooden lifeboats broke up as they hit the water, survivors were able to use four rafts which had surfaced from the ship as well as a metal lifeboat aquired from the SS John Carter Rose.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 33

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Kenneth Barnes USN
O.S. Francis Bennett USMM
3rd Mate Joseph Carmana USMM
Radio Officer Domingo Castaneda USMM
F/W Candido Costa USMM
A.B. Alfredo Dasilva USMM
Sea 2c Worth Dees USN
F/W Jose Desilva USMM
F/W Harry Doyle USMM
Sea 2c Lawrence Doyle USN
Sea 2c Clyde Dunn USN
Oiler James Gemza USMM
F/W Joao Geraldo USMM
Engine Cadet William Ginnelly USMM
Chief Engineer Robert Herdman USMM
Coal Passer Alois Homolka USMM
Cox Walter Hutchinson USN
Oiler Robert Kennedy USMM
Carpenter Odd Leikanger USMM
Master Samuel Mace USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking