Daily Event for December 18, 2009

The Steel Traveler was a 7,000 gross ton cargo ship owned by U.S. Steel. She was built at Federal Shipbuilding in Kearney, New Jersey and launched on Oct. 17, 1922. On Dec. 17, 1944 the ship was en route from Antwerp to England in convoy ATM-16, but soon after leaving the Scheldt River and entering the North Sea she struck a mine and went down. I don't have any details about the sinking or who rescued the survivors, sadly two crewmen were lost in the sinking. News of her loss was not released by the navy until Feb. 17, 1945 and even then the public was told she went down in the Atlantic.
© 2009 Michael W. Pocock

Roll of Honor
In memory of those who lost their lives in
SS Steel Traveler
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Iglesias, Joaquin M.
Merchant Marine
Weldon, William C.
Chief Mate
Merchant Marine

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