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Chief Chester Nickerson

Chief Chester Nickerson

Birth
Death 18 Jan 1944 (aged 51)
New Jersey, USA
Burial Kittery, York County, Maine, USA
Plot 142
Memorial ID 71684805 · View Source
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World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945 about Chester Nickerson
Name: Chester Nickerson
Relative Name: Mrs. Marie Sophie Nickerson
Relative Relationship: Wife
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Type of Casualty: Killed In Action
Roll: ww2c_27

U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949 about Chester Nickerson
Name: Chester Nickerson
Ship, Station or Activity: St. Augustine
Ship Number or Designation: PG-54
Muster Date: 31 Dec 1943

USS St. Augustine (PG-54) was built in 1929 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. in Newport News, Virginia. She was originally a steel-hulled yacht named Viking and later named Noparo. She was purchased by the US Navy on 5 December 1940 and was sent to Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Boston, Massachusetts where she was converted into a patrol gunboat. She was named St. Augustine on 9 January 1941 and commissioned as USS St. Augustine on 16 January 1941.

St. Augustine was assigned to the 1st Naval District and operated out of Boston as a patrol ship until 1942.[2][3] She was transferred to the Eastern Sea Frontier where she escorted convoys between New York City and various Caribbean ports. On the night of 6 January 1944, while leading a convoy from New York to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, St. Augustine was accidentally rammed by merchant tanker Camas Meadows off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey. St. Augustine foundered within five minutes, and 115 of the 145 crewmembers on board were killed

Gravesite Details USN, Chief Machinist Mate. He served aboard the USS St. Augustine. he died at Cape May, New Jersey. He was buried 18 Jan 1944. He was age 51.

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  • Maintained by: Rubbings
  • Originally Created by: tobster
  • Added: 20 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71684805
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chief Chester Nickerson (3 Mar 1892–18 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71684805, citing Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Cemetery, Kittery, York County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .