Chadwick Evins Chester
Merchant Marine. American
Roster information listed for Chadwick Evins Chester
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Eastern Sword||Steam merchant||Able Seaman||4 May 1942||U-162|
Chadwick Evins Chester was in the galley eating when EASTERN SWORD was torpedoed and cracked some ribs and broke a foot when thrown against a table. Because the galley door was jammed by the blast, he had to crawl through one of the portholes and climbed to the deck to get into the lifeboat that was being lowered.
He worked up his way in the US Merchant Marine, earned his Master's license and commanded his own ship by late summer 1945.