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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 descending Service Branch
Chief Cook John Martin USMM
F/W Joquin Mateus USMM
Messman Peter Mcginn USMM
Coal Passer Ahmed Okasha USMM
2nd Mate Alfred Owen USMM
Chief Steward Peter Sanz USMM
F/W Wadie Shonuda USMM
Coal Passer John Sperka USMM
O.S. William Szczepaniak USMM
Lt(jg) George Taylor USN
F/W Sava Vukadinovich USMM
Chief Mate Theodore Walldorf USMM
Sea 2c Curran Womble USN