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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
Sea 2c Stephen Glover USN
Sea 2c Robert Glover USN
Sea 2c Moses Goodrich USN
Sea 2c John Greenwell USN
Sea 2c Doyle Griffith USN
Sea 2c Leo Hamburg USN
Galleyman John Hastings USMM
Oiler Patrick Hempenstall USMM
O.S. Donald Herron USMM
Sea 2c Bruce Hicks USN
O.S. Reuben Jackson USMM
3rd Mate Edward Johnson USMM
Utility Fred Jones USMM
Cox Fred Kindl USN
A.B. Albert Lally USMM
2nd Engineer Henry Lehde USMM
1st Engineer Harold Linton USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Robert Madden USMM
Chief Engineer James Maher USMM
Sea 2c Alexander Maliszewski USN


A Careless Word, a Needless Sinking