Tom Ward





Click here to view the long and very interesting letter home sent by Tom Ward to his parents in The Evening Record on November 9, 1917 telling about his trip across the Atlantic Ocean and the U-Boat Attack on his ship convoy.

The article talks about a new device called the "depth charge". Tom Ward in the letter explains how dangerous it is to use the depth charge, but how effective it will be if successful. The danger of the use of this device at the time was revealed in the explosion on board the ship the USS Orisaba where another Hackensack resident William P. Williamson lost his life.    

Written by:
Bob Meli
July 30, 2012



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