Daily Event for August 28, 2010

August 28, 1944 in the Arabian Sea the Liberty ship John Barry was torpedoed and sunk by U-859 off the coast of Oman. The explosion destroyed two of the lifeboats on the ship so the 67 men on board had to crowd into the remaining two lifeboats and several rafts. While lowering one of the boats it capsized and dumped those inside into the sea, the two men who drowned were fortunately the only casualties of the loss. U-859 fired a second torpedo which broke the ship in half and she sank quickly after that. All of the survivors were picked up, 31 by SS Sunetta and 35 by another Liberty ship, SS Benjamin Brown.
© 2010 Michael W. Pocock

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

Jee, Tan See
Merchant Marine
Kelley, John C.
Lieutenant (j.g.)

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