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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
Chief Engineer Bernard Sheehan USMM
Sea 2c Richard Shunstrom USN
3rd Engineer Donald Sprague USMM
Lt(jg) Clement Taylor USN
Sea 1c Walter Tershowski USN
Oiler Morris Valentine USMM
1st Engineer William Vonberg USMM
Utility Oscar Wahlberg USMM
O.S. John Weeks USMM
Deck Engineer Joseph Weetman USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking