|This medal was awarded to the officer|
ELMER J. STULL (1887-1975), seen in the photo on the
deck of the rescue ship the PRESIDENT MADISON.
In World War II he commanded the Liberty Ship
SS SAMUEL PARKER, that was able to limp
home from the war to Seattle, WA in 1943,
full of holes, but victorious
and the first Liberty Ship to be
awarded the GALLANT SHIP AWARD.
These last two photos are courtesy of his
great-grandson Patrick Danforth. He has
more bio on Capt. Stull worth a visit HERE
S.S. NEVADA (ex-WEST NIGER)
Lost, 27 September 1932
Location, 51 16 N 179 06 W
Tonnage, 5,645 G. 3517 N.
Age, 12 yrs.
Owner, States Steamship Co., of Portland, Oregon.
Source, USCG Report 18 October 1932 at Portland, OR;
AlaskaShipwreck.com; and Saltwater People Historical Society.
Two photos from Patrick Danforth.
List of the lost mariners to be added.