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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Arnold Edgerly USN
Sea 1c Joseph Eichinger USN
Sea 1c Francis Farber USN
A.B. George Foley USMM
Sea 2c Roscoe Fowler USN
F/W Robert Hawthorn USMM
Sea 1c A. Helms USN
Cook William Herlihy USMM
Cox Harold Hertweck USN
F/W Harold Hiltz USMM
Oiler Walter Howe USMM
SM 1c Leonard Hubbard USN
2nd Mate Edmund Irvin USMM
SM 3c Harold Jevning USN
Sea 1c Durward Johnson USN
O.S. Joseph Kennis USMM
Radio Officer Vincent Kirk USMM
Sea 1c Kenneth Legay USN
Sea 1c George Lovett USN
Sea 1c Nicholas Lucia USN


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking