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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 ascending Service Branch
2nd Mate Joseph Wagg USMM
A.B. Howard Upchurch USMM
Chief Mate Thaddeius Trzebuchowski USMM
Master Charles Thistle USMM
A.B. Richard Slowatychi USMM
F/W Robert Schantz USMM
Oiler Nick Nelson USMM
3rd Mate Richard Mccutcheon USMM
A.B. Kenneth Mccauley USMM
O.S. Imre Markos USMM
A.B. Thomas Lee USMM
Messman Ted Kosiuick USMM
2nd Engineer John Imlay USMM
O.S. Nicolai Grimstad USMM
F/W Elliott Gilson USMM
Radio Officer Jack Gamburg USMM
Chief Cook Mathias Frank USMM
1st Engineer Charles Fitzpatrick USMM
Coal Passer Howard Ferreira USMM
Steward John Faria USMM


A Carless Word A Needless Sinking.