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Esso Williamsburg

Tuesday, September 22, 1942
Torpedo attack by U211
The tanker Esso Williamsburg was torpedoed about 500 miles south of Cape Farewell Greenland. Although a weak distress signal was received from one of Esso Williamsburg's lifeboats, an extensive aerial search failed to locate any survivors.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 61

Name Service Branchsort descending
A.B. Fred Boucher USMM
F/W Fenton Partridge USMM
2nd Engineer Henry Lehde USMM
Cook Felix Cannes USMM
A.B. Walter Petring USMM
Messman Cecil Cloyd USMM
Cook Innocencio Conception USMM
Steward Stanley Raynard USMM
Bosun Isaac Craddock USMM
F/W Arturo Di Stefano USMM
A.B. Guthrie Tucker USMM
A.B. Raymond Fitzgerald USMM
Radio Officer Lea Gayle USMM
3rd Engineer Lester Brown USMM
A.B. Olaf Nostadhl USMM
Wiper George Geisendaffer USMM
A.B. Dennis Callahan USMM
A.B. Richard Reilly USMM
Oiler Patrick Hempenstall USMM
Electrician Fred Chambers USMM