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West Ivis

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, January 26, 1942
U-Boat Attack off Eastern US
The Freighter West Ivis was torpedoed by U-125 off the US coast while en route to Buenos Aires. She had left New York on January 24th. She was never seen or heard from again.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 45

Namesort ascending Service Branch
2nd Mate Arvid Young USMM
A.B. Manuel Vilarino USMM
2nd Engineer Nepomuceno Torres USMM
Bosun Oliver Thompson USMM
Steward Ivan Sutherland USMM
O.S. Leonard Strichartz USMM
Sea 2c John Speer USN
A.B. Marvin Smith USMM
Wiper Eugene Sheridan USMM
Sea 2c Charles Shaffer USN
Radio Officer Leon Roux USMM
Deck Engineer Alexander Robaczewski USMM
Oiler Vincent Raymond USMM
Messman Clarence Payne USMM
F/W Carl Palmer USMM
F/W Amado Ochoa USMM
A.B. Robert Mcnally USMM
Sea 2c William Mcleod USN
Cook James Majors USMM
Utility Ernest Lindsey USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking