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Edward Rutledge

Thursday, November 12, 1942
U-Boat Attack near Casablanca
The Edward Rutledge successfully landed troops at Fedhala, French Morocco, on November 8, and lay off the beach unloading her cargo with two lifeboats, the only boats remaining after the assault. ... On November 12, she was torpedoed by U-150 who slipped past the escort screen to sink three transports. Edward Rutledge's crew attempted to beach her but all power had been lost; she settled rapidly by the stern and sank with the loss of 15 men.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 15

Name Service Branchsort descending
F 2c Willard Hall USN
F 2c Karl Heppes USN
MM 1c Kermit Hemphill USN
EM 1c Paul Kermel USN
EM 1c Ulric Leblanc USN
Lt Eugene Schoop USN
F 3c Edward Szafran USN
StM 2c George Wordlow USN
MM 2c Thomas Warren USN
Y 3c Joseph Gueldner USN
CMM Oliver Anderson USN
WT 1c Thomas Atkinson USN
WT 1c John Bennett USN
Cox Francis Christ USN
EM 3c Arlie Hanks USN