Daily Event for October 4, 2013

After a surviving a gun battle with SMS U-152 on Sept. 29, 1918 the tanker USS George G. Henry ID-1560 made for New York to repair the damage. Just after midnight on October 4, 1918 while 110 miles southeast of Cape Sable the ship rammed USS Herman Frasch ID-1617. The freighter sank just seven minutes later taking twenty-five men with her. Boats were put over the side and about sixty-five survivors were picked up, but by morning the search was abandoned.
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Roll of Honor
In memory of those who lost their lives in
USS Herman Frasch ID-1617
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Achilles, Jr., Louis H.
Seaman (USNRF)
Arbogast, Wheldan S.
Ensign (USNRF)
Arrowood, Frenk G.
Blix, Ervin T.
Electrician 3rd Class
Craig, Clifford H.
Engineman 3rd Class
Deakin, Robert E.
Ensign (USNRF)
Fredenburg, Benjamin F.
Electrician 3rd Class
Hansen, Frederick H.
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class (USNRF)
Hill, Lyman L.
Fireman 1st Class (USNRF)
Hunt, Earl R.
Yeoman 3rd Class (USNRF)
Kilroy, Leo B.
Fireman 1st Class
Klein, Henry C.
London, Jacob J.
Electrician 3rd Class (USNRF)
Miller, Oliver
Seaman 2nd Class (USNRF)
Olsen, Herbert E.
Lieutenant (j.g.) (USNRF)
Owens, James F.
Fireman 2nd Class
Randolph, Paul P.
Seaman (USNRF)
Smith, Francis P.
Lieutenant (USNRF)
Snyder, Joe L.
Fireman 1st Class
Stewart, William C.
Lieutenant (USNRF)
Stillwell, Charles M.
Seaman 2nd Class
Stoddard, Charles B.
Lt. Commander (USNRF)
Underwood, William A.
Machinist's Mate 2nd Class
Vasensky, Joseph H.
Willey, Charles W.
Machinist (USNRF)

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