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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
2nd Engineer John Imlay USMM
Messman Ted Kosiuick USMM
A.B. Thomas Lee USMM
O.S. Imre Markos USMM
A.B. Kenneth Mccauley USMM
3rd Mate Richard Mccutcheon USMM
Oiler Nick Nelson USMM
F/W Robert Schantz USMM
A.B. Richard Slowatychi USMM
Master Charles Thistle USMM
Chief Mate Thaddeius Trzebuchowski USMM
A.B. Howard Upchurch USMM
2nd Mate Joseph Wagg USMM


A Carless Word A Needless Sinking.