S.S. W.L. Steed
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:   September 28, 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 Marines for being wounded, Missing or Killed In Action )

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

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.


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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 * ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a
Second
Mate
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
California
Missing In Action
July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Bartoszek,  Edward J.
          MM * ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a
Wiper
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
New York
Missing In Action
July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Blusiewicz,  Stanley J.
          PH ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 
Seaman
First Class
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
( 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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
Greece
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 "

Last Names starting with

" D "

" None Yet Known ! "

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 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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
( 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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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 "

Last Names starting with

" F "

" None Found ! "

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 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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
Denmark
Missing In Action
July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Hutcherson,  Grover C.
          MM * ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a
Messman
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
Mississippi
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 "

Last Names starting with

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 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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
Maryland
Missing In Action
July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Kugel,  Martin
          MM * ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a
Radio
Officer
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
( Armed Guard )
U.S. Navy
Massachusetts
Missing In Action
July 13, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Lyman,  William L, Jr..
          PH ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a
Deck
Cadet
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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,  William P.
          MM * ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a
Engine
Cadet
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
New Jersey
Missing In Action
July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 McLaughlin,  Lawrence D.
          MM * ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 
Engine
Cadet
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
( 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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
Greece
Missing In Action
July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Pinder,  George A.
          MM * ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ n/a
Carpenter
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
England
Missing In Action
July 13, 1943
Tower Hill
Memorial
England
" 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 "

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

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 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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
( 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
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
Merchant Marines
South Africa
Missing In Action
July 13, 1943
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Terpening,  Richard J.
          PH ~ off Avola, Sicily ~ 
Seaman
First Class
S.S.
Timothy Pickering
( Armed Guard )
U.S. Navy
New York
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 "

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

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 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 "

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

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 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 "

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

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 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 "

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

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 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 "

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

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 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 "

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

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )