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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
1st Engineer Hugh Mcinnes USMM
Chief Engineer Daniel Mcmahon USMM
Messman Albert Pagliarino USMM
Oiler Andrew Pavlischak USMM
Radio Officer Rolland Penner USMM
Utility Vernon Reeb USMM
Utility Victor Roman USMM
Utility George Rusty USMM
A.B. Henrik Sellstrom USMM
Radio Officer Sam Spiegel USMM
O.S. Olaf Stoneman USMM
A.B. William Taber USMM
2nd Cook Ronald Thompson USMM
Messman John Vissetti USMM
3rd Engineer Bernhard Wolf USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking