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Merchant Marine Ships Sunk or Damaged
in Alaskan Waters During World War II

 

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
11/03/46 A.T.T. No. 1 Barge Grounded Sunk Alaska None
02/02/45 Aleutian Freighter Grounded Damaged Alaska Unknown
08/05/42 Alice T. Oil screw Grounded Unknown Alaska Unknown
07/14/42 Arcata (USAT) Freighter Torpedo Sunk Alaska Crew 8
07/18/44 B. T. Co. 4 Gas screw Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
01/01/42 Bering Freighter Grounded Total Loss Alaska Unknown
08/18/44 Caroline Oil screw Grounded Total loss Alaska Unknown
01/11/42 Clevedon (USAT) Freighter Explosion Total loss Alaska Unknown
06/16/42 Coldbrook Hog Islander Grounded Total loss Alaska None
09/01/42 Crown City (USAT) Freighter Grounded Total loss Alaska None
01/27/46 Crown Reefer (USAT) Freighter Grounded Sunk Alaska None
05/01/43 Crusader Oil screw Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
08/25/45 Enos A. Mills Liberty Ice floes Damaged Alaska None
01/23/43 D. L. Co. XXXIII Scow Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
01/01/44 David W. Branch (USAT) Troopship Grounded Damaged Alaska Unknown
11/26/42 Deep Sea Oil screw Grounded Sunk Alaska Unknown
07/19/43 Dellwood (USAT) Cable ship Grounded Sunk Alaska None
10/14/42 Edward Schenk Tug Foundered Sunk Alaska Crew all
09/20/43 Elna (USAT) Freighter Grounded Damaged Alaska Unknown
12/27/43 Elna (USAT) Freighter Grounded Total loss Alaska Unknown
11/24/43 John P. Gaines Liberty Split Sunk Alaska Crew 3; AG 1; Army 7
04/19/44 John Straub Liberty Torpedo Sunk Alaska Crew 39; AG 14
08/25/45 Jonathan Harrington Liberty Ice floes Damaged Alaska None
05/06/42 Laida Oil screw Enemy action Sunk Alaska Unknown
12/04/44 LT-239 (USAT) Harborcraft Collision Sunk Alaska Unknown
06/16/43 MacVeigh Freighter Grounded Damaged Alaska Unknown
01/14/43 Mapele Freighter Grounded Sunk Alaska Crew 1; AG 1
02/26/44 Mount Baker Freighter Fire Total loss Alaska Unknown (25% killed)
03/11/42 Mount McKinley (USAT) Troopship Grounded Total loss Alaska None
03/08/44 Norco Oil screw Fire Sunk Alaska Unknown
12/14/44 North Wind Freighter Stranded Total loss Alaska None
06/04/42 Northwestern Freighter Unknown Sunk Alaska Unknown
03/13/42 Number Four Scow Enemy action Sunk Alaska Unknown
03/13/42 Number Two Scow Enemy action Sunk Alaska Unknown
04/21/44 P. A. F. No. 27 Scow Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
11/20/43 P. S. B. & D. Co. No. 5 Scow Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
09/01/42 P. S. B. & D. Co. No. 6 Scow Grounded Unknown Alaska Unknown
11/20/43 P. S. B. & D. Co. No. 8 Scow Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
05/12/43 Perida Freighter Grounded Damaged Alaska None
12/26/42 Port Orford Freighter Grounded Sunk Alaska None
06/04/42 President Fillmore (USAT) Troopship Bombed No damage Alaska None [AG wounded]
12/10/42 President Fillmore (USAT) Troopship Fire Damaged Alaska? Killed 5
01/05/44 Prince of Wales Oil screw Fire Sunk Alaska Unknown
03/01/46 Sacketts Harbor Tanker Split Bow sunk; stern salvaged Alaska Unknown
01/10/45 Saginaw II Scow Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
12/23/43 Scotia Freighter Grounded Sunk Alaska None
01/01/42 Stanley Griffith Freighter Grounded Total Loss Alaska Unknown
11/28/42 Teapa Freighter Fire Damaged Alaska Unknown
01/24/43 Teddy Gas screw Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
03/29/46 Venus Cargo/Passenger Ship Fire Sunk Alaska None
02/04/46 Yukon Cargo/Passenger Ship Grounded Sunk Alaska 11

 

 

 



 


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