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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, January 23, 1942
U-Boat Attack off Cape Hatteras
The Collier SS Venore was torpedoed and shelled by U-66 near Cape Hatteras North Carolina. Venore sank shortly after being struck by a torpedo on the port side. Two of the life boats were lost when deployed while the ship was at full speed. ... Survivors were picked up by SS Tennessee and MS Australia.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 17

Namesort descending Service Branch
Messman Courtland Aikens USMM
Bosun Stanley Batulis USMM
Oiler Cornelius Brand USMM
Messman Frank Brown USMM
Messman Elmo Chisholm USMM
Wiper William Davis USMM
Master Fritz Duurloo USMM
Deck Engineer Claudio Figueras USMM
Steward Lorenzo Gardiner USMM
A.B. William Johnson USMM
O.S. John Mahoney USMM
Radio Officer Vernon Minzey USMM
Messman Julian Nevette USMM
3rd Engineer Charles Newton USMM
Wiper George Roby USMM
Oiler Alexander Toom USMM
Wiper Edward Williams USMM
A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking.