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