|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1893, Scotland|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1942|
Born: Woodside, Perthshire, Scotland
Parents: Thomas and Margaret Stewart Low Doig
Sister: Mary Doig
Wife: Mary (MacPherson) Doig
Sons: William M. and James Alexander, Jr
On April 27, 1913, James, his sister Mary, and their parents arrived at Ellis Island on board the "Cameronia." Other members of their family had already immigrated to the US and were living in Portland, Oregon.
Thanks to John Osborn, Chief Doig's great-nephew, for bio info. Also, Ancestry.com.
Chief Engineer JAMES ALEXANDER DOIG was on board SS West Ivis, an American steam merchant, on Jan 24, 1942 as the unescorted ship left New York bound for San Juan Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Buenos Aires. Early on the 26th, the steamer was spotted off the coast of Cape Hatteras, NC by German submarine U-125. A torpedo was fired but it missed. About an hour later two torpedos were fired from the sub's stern tubes, one hitting the engine room and the other underneath the stack. The ship broke in two and sank in 14 minutes. Men in lifeboats were observed by the Germans but were not questioned and were never seen again.
There were 36 Merchant Mariners and 9 US Navy Armed Guards on board; none survived.
see also: Willamette National Cemetery, Multnomah Co., OR
Mary MacPherson Doig (1898 - 1971)
William MacPherson Doig (1921 - 1945)*
Body lost at sea
Specifically: He was on West Ivis when it was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of North Carolina by German submrine U-125
Created by: Patricia O
Record added: Mar 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86255708
Added: Oct. 24, 2012
"Their graves are marked only by the waves of the ocean. We miss them, we respect them and we shall never forget them."|
Added: Mar. 5, 2012