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Esso Williamsburg

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
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

Namesort descending Service Branch
Messman Morris Anderson USMM
Chief Mate Hans Andreasen USMM
Oiler Michael Baccaro USMM
Sea 1c Glenn Baker USN
A.B. Fred Boucher USMM
3rd Engineer Lester Brown USMM
Sea 2c Donald Bryant USN
Sea 2c Walter Byrd USN
A.B. Dennis Callahan USMM
Cook Felix Cannes USMM
Electrician Fred Chambers USMM
Messman Cecil Cloyd USMM
Cook Innocencio Conception USMM
Bosun Isaac Craddock USMM
F/W Arturo Di Stefano USMM
F/W Florence Driscoll USMM
A.B. Raymond Fitzgerald USMM
Sea 2c Rueben Gaddy USN
Radio Officer Lea Gayle USMM
Wiper George Geisendaffer USMM


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking