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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


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

Name Service Branchsort ascending
Messman Clarence Payne USMM
O.S. John Dezik USMM
Oiler Vincent Raymond USMM
Chief Mate Noble Dowling USMM
Deck Engineer Alexander Robaczewski USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking