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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Utility Fred Jones USMM
1st Engineer Harold Linton USMM
A.B. Albert Lally USMM
Jr. Engineer Hobart Richards USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Robert Madden USMM
O.S. Clarence Vennell USMM
Chief Engineer James Maher USMM
Storekeeper John Wentworth USMM
Pumpman Varise Mountain USMM
Galleyman John Hastings USMM
Messman Morris Anderson USMM
Oiler Manuel Navarro USMM
2nd Mate Roger Nash USMM
Oiler Michael Baccaro USMM
Messman Charles Palonis USMM
Chief Mate Hans Andreasen USMM
A.B. Fred Boucher USMM
F/W Fenton Partridge USMM
2nd Engineer Henry Lehde USMM
Cook Felix Cannes USMM


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking