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U.S. Merchant Ship
World War II
   
( All lettering shown in " BLUE " on this website are links )
   
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S.S. Timothy Pickering

S.S. Timothy Pickering

 
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WW II
 

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Page last updated:

October 29, 2019


Sinking on July 13, 1943 the " S.S. Timothy Pickering " lost " 158 " men !

     The steam tanker " S.S. Timothy Pickering " (Hull Number 246) was built in 1942 by the Permanente Metals Corporation, Richmond, California.   The ship was named after Timothy Pickering, third United States Secretary of State.

     On July 13, 1943 the " S.S. Timothy Pickering ", while anchored offshore at Avola, Sicily, was hit by an Italian Ju 87 Stuka which caused the ship to explode and quickly sink with the loss of " 127 " British servicemen, " 22 " Merchant seamen, and " 9 " U.S. Navy Armed Guards.   Only one British serviceman survived the explosion.

The names of the " 127 " British servicemen is currently unknown !

If anyone can help with the names of these British Servicemen
please let me know at " russpickde@comcast.net " so they can be listed here!

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Found for the below listing are however:

All " 22 " of the Merchant Marines lost !

" AND "

" 6 " of the " 9 " Navy Armed Guards lost !

If anyone knows who the other " 3 " Armed Guards were
please also let me know at " russpickde@comcast.net " and they will be listed here!

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     The following below list was created in the memory of those who "Gave Their All" on the " S.S. Timothy Pickering ".   There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see a personal memorial that has been created for them by myself or someone else.


Key to Abbreviations and Notes

MM     =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Mariners for being wounded, Missing or Killed In Action )

MM *  =  Awarded the " Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to those who are under combat conditions )

MM **  =  Awarded the " Combat Star " ~ ( Awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )

MM-DSM  =  Awarded the Mariner's " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty " )

PH     =  Awarded the "Purple Heart" ~ ( Awarded to soldiers & sailors for being Wounded and/or Killed in action )

Other Medals  =  Such as Good Conduct Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

  =  Picture of person shown on online memorial

  =  Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

Cenotaph  =  A memorial stone only  ~  " OR "  ~  Remains not recovered  ~  " OR "  ~  Interred somewhere unknown.


( www.usmm.org/medals.html )        

" Special Thanks " go to the " Remarkable Website " :

American Merchant Marine

" usmm.org "

Please visit this great site for more by clicking above !

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Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for the S.S. Timothy Pickering

( Those letters shown below in " Maroon " had no known crew members on this ship )

A ] - B ] - C ] - D ] - E ] - F ] - G ] - H ] - I ] - J ] - K ] - L ]

M ] - N ] - O ] - P ] - Q ] - R ] - S ] - T ] - U ] - V ] - W ] - X ] - Y ] - Z ]

 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Alther,  George W., Jr.
          MM-DSM ~ MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Second
Mate
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Massachusetts
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Barr,  John W.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Bosun
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
California
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Bartoszek,  Edward J.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Wiper
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Blusiewicz,  Stanley J.
          PH ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Maryland
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Corizis,  Adrianes
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Greece
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Names starting with " D " ~ " None Yet Found ! "


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Eller,  Hulee
          PH ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 

Gunner's
Mate
Third Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
North Carolina
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Evers,  Ralph A.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

First
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Massachusetts
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Names starting with " F " ~ " None Yet Found ! "


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Gajdowski,  Adam S.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Rhode Island
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Genth,  Frederick E.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Deck
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Hansen,  Willy C.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Fireman/
Watertender
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Denmark
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hutcherson,  Grover C.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Mississippi
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Names starting with " I " ~ " None Yet Found ! "


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Jablonski,  Peter J.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Ordinary
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Pennsylvania
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jones,  James E.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Able-Bodied
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Massachusetts
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Krotzer,  Ralph P.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Wiper
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Maryland
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Kugel,  Martin
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Radio
Officer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Lydon,  Stephen H.
          PH ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 

Seaman
Third Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Massachusetts
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Lyman,  William L, Jr..
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Deck
Cadet
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Massachusetts
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Mount Hebron
Cemetery
Upper Montclair, NJ
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Marks,  Warren P.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 

Engine
Cadet
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
New Jersey
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  McLaughlin,  Lawrence D.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 

Engine
Cadet
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
New Jersey
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
St. James
Cemetery
Woodbridge, NJ
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Nagle,  James A.
          PH ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 

Boatswain's
Mate
Second Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Ohio
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Ostergaard,  Alf H.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Third
Engineer
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Denmark
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Papadopoulos,  Anastassios
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Oiler
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Greece
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Pinder,  George A.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Carpenter
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
England
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Tower Hill
Memorial
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Names starting with " Q " ~ " None Yet Found ! "


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Regan,  Charles E.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Ordinary
Seaman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
Massachusetts
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Stover,  Frederich A.
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Steward
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
New York
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph


 Last Name, First Name, M.I.
        Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
State / Country
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Teigen,  Robert R.
          PH ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 

Lieutenant
Junior Grade
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
Illinois
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Terblanche,  Kenneth
          MM ** ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a

Messman
" Ship's Crew "
U.S.
Merchant Marine
South Africa
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Terpening,  Richard J.
          PH ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 

Seaman
First Class
" Armed Guard "
U.S. Navy
New York
Missing In Action

July 13, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Names starting with " U " ~ " None Yet Found ! "

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " None Yet Found ! "

Last Names starting with " W " ~ " None Yet Found ! "

Last Names starting with " X " ~ " None Yet Found ! "

Last Names starting with " Y " ~ " None Yet Found ! "

Last Names starting with " Z " ~ " None Yet Found ! "

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )