|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1887|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1942|
Parents: Laura T. (Bolton) and George Barclay Mackie
Sisters: Euphemia and Catherine
Spouse: Jennie M. Mackie (married about 1917)
Note: Birth year on NJ Births and Christenings Index is 1886. Birth year on WWI Draft Registration card is 1887.
Service No: Z 67286
Address of Record: Bayonne, NJ
SS Norvana was an American steam merchant ship whose homeport was New York. On Jan 14 1942, Chief Mate ALEXANDER CLINTON MACKIE was on the unarmed, unescorted ship as it left Cuba with a cargo of 3980 tons of ore, bound for Philadelphia. In the early morning hours of the 19th, the steamer was spotted just south of Cape Hatteras, NC by German submarine U-123. A torpedo was fired but it missed. About 30 minutes later a second torpedo was fired which hit aft of the stack, causing an explosion. Norvana sank, stern first, within minutes. A few days later, the US Navy found one of Norvana's empty lifeboats near Wimble Shoals on the outer banks.
There were 29 Merchant Mariners on board. None survived.
Sister: Euphemia Mackie
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Mr. Mackie was on the SS Norvana when the ship was torpedoed and sunk south of Cape Hatteras, NC, on the U.S. east coast, by U-boat 123
Created by: Patricia O'Neal
Record added: Sep 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76308841
"Their graves are marked only by the waves of the ocean. We miss them, we respect them and we shall never forget them."|
Added: Sep. 10, 2011