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Sumner I. Kimball

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, January 16, 1944
U-Boat Attack near Belle Isle Strait
While en route from England to New York via Scotland, the freighter Sumner I. Kimball straggled away from her convoy and was never seen again. Records later showed her to have been torpedoed by U-960 ... There were no survivors.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 70

Name Service Branchsort descending
A.B. Frank Delorenzo USMM
Chief Cook John Marks USMM
A.B. George Foley USMM
Utility Gerald Mitchell USMM
F/W Robert Hawthorn USMM
3rd Engineer Donald Sprague USMM
Cook William Herlihy USMM
1st Engineer William Vonberg USMM
Oiler Walter Howe USMM
F/W Harold Hiltz USMM
Messman William Ambler USMM
2nd Mate Edmund Irvin USMM
Oiler Morris Valentine USMM
Master Harry Atkins USMM
Cook John Lynch USMM
O.S. Joseph Kennis USMM
O.S. Sherman Barnes USMM
Utility Milton Milkvy USMM
Purser Lee Meacham USMM
Jr. Engineer Leslie Barry USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking