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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 ascending Service Branch
Storekeeper John Wentworth USMM
O.S. Clarence Vennell USMM
Master John Tweed USMM
A.B. Guthrie Tucker USMM
Wiper William Teague USMM
Messman Claude Strawn USMM
Jr. Engineer Hobart Richards USMM
A.B. Richard Reilly USMM
Sea 2c Iris Reaves USN
Steward Stanley Raynard USMM
A.B. Walter Petring USMM
F/W Fenton Partridge USMM
Messman Charles Palonis USMM
A.B. Olaf Nostadhl USMM
Oiler Manuel Navarro USMM
2nd Mate Roger Nash USMM
Pumpman Varise Mountain USMM
Sea 2c Roy Mealman USN
Sea 2c Thomas Mcclintock USN
Sea 2c Merle Mayhew USN


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking