Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II
Justin Bishop
Name: Rank: Service: Date of Death: Age at Death: Memorial:
Justin Bishop Mess Room Boy SS Christian J. Kampmann (Canada) Canadian Merchant Navy November 3, 1942 20 Halifax Memorial Commemorated on Page 95 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 27 and July 27 Justin Bishop was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Abel Horatio Bishop, of White Rock Mills, Kings, Co., Nova Scotia. At 2:02 am on November 3, 1942, the Christian J. Kampmann was travelling in convoy TAG-18 from the Port of Spain, Trinidad northbound for Guantanamo, Cuba, with a cargo of sugar and rum from Demerara, British Guyana. The ship was hit by two torpedoes from U-160 and sank by the stern northwest of Grenada. Seventeen crew members, including Justin Bishop, and two gunners were lost. The master and seven crew members were picked up by USS Lea (DD-118), a Wickes-class destroyer and transferred to USS PC-495, a submarine chaser, and landed at Curaçao. Mess Room Boy Justin Bishop was lost at sea with no known grave and is remembered on the Halifax Memorial in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Also lost were Muir Watson Blackmoor, and John William Coombs of Nova Scotia.
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