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Wilhelm Gustloff – The Greatest Ship Disaster and Sinking in History

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For Gunter Grass: Fiddler Crabwalk

Very interesting site. My Canadian-American grandad’s brother, Leman Chapman Urquhart, was captain of the “City of Atlanta” sunk in Jan. 1942 off Avon, NC, Cape Hatteras, with three survivors of 46 (?) aboard (not he) by U123. Here’s all his and their graves’ record shows:

RECRD 674 VESSLTERMS CITY OF ATLANTA CHART 11520 AREA D
CARTOCODE 0999 SNDINGCODE DEPTH 0
NATIVLAT 35/23/28.00 NATIVLON 075/20/14.00
LAT83 35/23/28.64 LONG83 075/20/12.52
LATDEC 35.391288888889 LONDEC 75.336811111111
NATIVDATUM 6
History HISTORY
NM16/42–DANGEROUS WK REPORTED AT LAT.36-10N, LONG.75-16W.
NM31/44
NM DATED 8/15/55
DESCRIPTION
24 NO.409; CARGO, 5269 GT, SUNK 1/19/42 BY SUBMARINE; POSITION ACCURACY
35-23-50N, LONGITUDE 75-20-46W.
WITHIN 1 MILE AT 35-23-28N, 75-20-14W; WD CLEARED TO 57 FT.
(SOURCE UNK).
27 NO.306; FREIGHTER, 5269 GT; SUNK 1/19/42; C&GS REPORTED WIRE DRAG LD
OF 41 FT., 7/24/44; POS.35-23-48N, 75-16-42W.
177 NO.409, CGS WD ON 7/24/44 OBTAINED 41 FT LD. CHARTED A DANGEROUS SUNKEN
WRECK 6 3/4 FM. REP.
SURVEY REQUIREMENTS
NOT DETERMINED
YEARSUNK SYSTEMNUM 653
GPQUALITY Low
GPSOURCE NA
REFERENCE: 11 20

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Written by georgejmyersjr

04/04/2005 at 4:51 pm

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