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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Scapa Flow

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 ascending Service Branch
F/W Joao Geraldo USMM
Oiler James Gemza USMM
Sea 2c Clyde Dunn USN
Sea 2c Lawrence Doyle USN
F/W Harry Doyle USMM
F/W Jose Desilva USMM
Sea 2c Worth Dees USN
A.B. Alfredo Dasilva USMM
F/W Candido Costa USMM
Radio Officer Domingo Castaneda USMM
3rd Mate Joseph Carmana USMM
O.S. Francis Bennett USMM
Sea 2c Kenneth Barnes USN