The Paris News 19 Jan 1942 pg 2 Neal Sullivan

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The Paris News
19 Jan 1942 pg 2
Neal Sullivan - 22 Crew Members Are Presumed Lost; 15 Men Are...
22 Crew Members Are Presumed Lost; 15 Men Are Rescued NORFOLK, Va. (#)— A. 'tanker torpedoed and sunk off the North Carolina coast Sunday and 22 of its 35 crew members are presumed lost. •,;.-'•• •• - .'. • Fifteen survivors of the Standard Standard Oil .tanker Allan Jackson, en route to New York, were .debarked .debarked here -and told grim stories of their struggles to escape : flames which enveloped the deck and spread rapidly into the oil slick on the water. Only one lifeboat managed to get away and its occupants reported reported hearing cries from within the sheet of fire on the water but were afraid their boat would burn if they moved in to help. The rescue vessel, which stood by, but as a precautionary measure measure could not render immediate aid, brought four bodies to port. Six of the survivors were injured. Details as to the location of the ship when it was torpedoed, the time and the names of the vessel which picked up the survivors were withheld by the Naval Public Public Relations Repartment for reasons reasons of security. (The announcement of the sinking was approved for release by the office of Commander Paul C. Smith, naval press relations officer officer in Washington.) The uninjured survivors, who were questioned by naval intelligence intelligence officers at the naval operating operating base, are Rolf Clausen, boatswain; boatswain; Ross F. Terrell, able seaman; seaman; Onis M. May, able seaman; .league F. Burke, storekeeper; Aracelio Aracelio Lopez, messman; Elmo E. Burden, oiler and Jeremiah A. Donovan. Injured List The injured at the marine hospital hospital are Capt. F. W. Eritchmer. { master of the Jackson; Mclvin A. , R an d, second mate; Boris A. Var- | neoff, third mate; Thomas B. Hutcbins, chief engineer; Steaphen | Verbonich, radio operator and | Randolph H. Larso, able seaman, j The dcad wcre identi£ied as w . • A Koerlei third cn gi ncei -; Ramon j Brown< sea man, Dimingo Pincrlo. £ireman and Carl Webb oiler . The Navy did not have the home addresses of any of the survivors. According to the stories told by survivors, an officer on the bridge sighted the first torpedo when it broke water about 150 yards from the tanker. A desperate effort was made to avoid the torpedo but it crashed into the vessel about mid- ship. No one saw the second torpedo torpedo but a second terrific explosion explosion was heard within a couple of minutes after the first crash.

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