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William H. Welch

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, February 26, 1944
Heavy Seas at Fura Island
The Liberty Ship William H. Welch was driven aground by heavy seas. The ship broke in two. Heavy seas prevented lifeboats from being launched.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 35

Namesort descending Service Branch
Chief Cook Clarence Bell USMM
Wiper Moishe Berger USMM
Wiper Arthur Bestic USMM
F/W William Butler USMM
Purser Patrick Corr USMM
A.B. Stephen Crist USMM
Carpenter Sotirios Criticos USMM
Oiler Eugene Curry USMM
F/W John Derzy USMM
A.B. Arie Don USMM
A.B. Jack Epperson USMM
Chief Mate Arthur Furnis USMM
3rd Cook Cecil Garcia USMM
Chief Steward Frank Henriques USMM
Jr. Engineer Charles Holton USMM
3rd Mate Frank Hoyer USMM
Oiler Klemens Hupa USMM
Messman Edward Ishzaak USMM
O.S. Edgar Jones USMM
A.B. Elias Laskaris USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking