Steward, M.V. Amerika
Died 22 Apr 1943
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Joe was born in 1906 in Leeds, Yorkshire. Research is ongoing to find further details about his family.
Joe was a steward on the cargo ship M.V. Amerika. On 22 April 1943, the ship was en route from Halifax to Liverpool in Convoy HX-234 carrying a cargo of metal, flour, meat and 200 bags of mail. Also on board were 53 Royal Canadian Air Force personnel. She was torpedoed by U-306 and sunk south of Cape Farewell. 42 crew members, including Jack, 7 gunners, and 37 passengers were lost. The Master, 29 crew members, 8 gunners and 16 passengers were picked up by HMS Asphodel and landed at Greenock.
Jack Goran was also killed and has a page on the website. Goran, Jack | Remembering the Jews of WW2