Roster information listed for Vesna Mohorovicic
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|City of New York||Motor passenger ship||Passenger||29 Mar 1942||U-160|
She was the daughter of Joseph Mohorovicic, an attaché to the Yugoslav consulate in New York, on passage aboard City of New York together with her pregnant mother Desanka. They went into a lifeboat together after the ship was torpedoed, but while waiting for rescue her mother went into labor. Luckily the ship's surgeon, Leonard Hudson Conley, had followed her into the same boat and delivered the baby in the bottom of the lifeboat that was tossed about in 15 foot waves, even though he himself had two broken ribs. They were rescued by USS Roper the next day and her mother decided to name the newborn son Jesse Roper Mohorovicic after the namesake of the destroyer that picked them up.
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