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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, December 11, 1943
Lost in Storm off Montauk Point
The Freighter SS Suffolk was lost with all hands when she foundered and sank in a Northeaster while en route from Norfolk, Virginia to Boston. The last report from the ship stated that she was foundering in a heavy gale. Twenty days later, USS Reeve (DE-156) picked-up a raft with the bodies of a crewman and a Navy gunner. It was determined that the men had died of exposure just two days earlier.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 33

Namesort descending Service Branch
O.S. Bobby Anderson USMM
F/W Fuller Ashton USMM
Chief Engineer Irving Bennett USMM
F/W William Buckley USMM
Messman George Byler USMM
A.B. Charles Cavileer USMM
Coal Passer Richard Conrad USMM
Utility John Daluzz USMM
Oiler Galtana Danna USMM
F/W John Davis USMM
2nd Cook Joseph Delaney USMM
F/W Richard Dutcher USMM
O.S. Wilbur Estes USMM
Steward John Faria USMM
Coal Passer Howard Ferreira USMM
1st Engineer Charles Fitzpatrick USMM
Chief Cook Mathias Frank USMM
Radio Officer Jack Gamburg USMM
F/W Elliott Gilson USMM
O.S. Nicolai Grimstad USMM


A Carless Word A Needless Sinking.