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Raphael Semmes

Sunday, June 28, 1942
Torpedoed east of Cape Canaveral
The SS Raphael Semmes was torpedoed by the submarine U-332 on June 28, 1942 about 875 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Two torpedoes struck in rapid succession and the ship sank within two minutes. Only eighteen men were able to get away.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 19

Namesort descending Service Branch
Workaway Donald Baxter USMM
Cook Jose Casal USMM
2nd Mate Richard Cooper USMM
Radio Officer Joseph Davis USMM
Master Harold Eaton USMM
3rd Engineer William Gorman USMM
F/W Roque Hugendubler USMM
1st Engineer William Hughes USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Loring Jones USMM
Messman James Manuel USMM
F/W Arturo Martinez USMM
Steward Eugene Maynard USMM
O.S. James Mcdaniel USMM
Oiler William Miller USMM
A.B. Nils Nehlin USMM
Chief Engineer Michael Oakley USMM
Messman Canuto Orbase USMM
Carpenter John Schevig USMM
A.B. Randolph Simpson USMM