Fall 2022 Militaria & Collectibles Auction

1944 WWII US Merchant Marine Sunken Ship Named Survivor Card Louis Kossuth Ship

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Start price: $15

Estimated price: $30 - $50

Buyer's premium: 22.5%

WWII 1944 Named Survivor Card. Named to William F. Grant who was aboard the Liberty Steam Merchant Louis Kossuth when at 12.30 hours on 23 Aug 1944 U-989 fired a spread of three LUT torpedoes at convoy EPM-42, heard a detonation after 4 minutes 11 seconds and observed a ship stopping. The Louis Kossuth (Master Carl Norman) was hit by one torpedo in the stern on the starboard side. The explosion blew away the rudder and propeller, caused extensive structural damage and injured 13 soldiers, but the ship remained afloat and was towed to Cowes by the British tug Empire Winnie the next day. The eight officers, 32 crewmen, 28 armed guards (the ship was armed with one 5in, one 3in and eight 20mm guns) and 334 troops did not abandon ship. Grant was one of those survivors and this is his survivor Card. Nice condition.

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