Number of Appearances: 1
Note: child on burning steamship
Superman swam out into a stormy sea to rescue a burning steamship. As Superman arrived on the distressed steamship, the Clarion, passengers can be seen running and shouting. In panel 1 of page 3 of Action Comics #17, a woman wearing a blue dress with a red jacket cried out for her child: "My baby! Nanette! Where are you?"
This woman's cries, and the word balloons of others on the ship, illustrated the panicked state of the burning steamship's passengers.
Nanette was never actually seen in this story. She was presumably rescued, however, because Superman managed to save everybody on the steamship.
In panel 3 on the same page, Nanette's mother saw Superman and said, "It's a ghost!" Clearly Nanette's mother believes in ghosts, but the precise religious affiliation of Nanette and her mother remains indeterminate.