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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, February 23, 1943
U-Boat Attack in the North Atlantic
The Freighter SS Hastings was torpedoed by U-186 in the North Atlantic while in return convoy to New York. The torpedo strike on the port side caused the engione room to flood and destroyed the steering gear. The ship sank in seven minutes. ... Survivors were picked-up by HMCS Chiliwack (K-131).

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 9

Namesort descending Service Branch
Chief Mate Howard Dopp USMM
Messman Edward Gray USMM
Wiper Luis Guanill USMM
Oiler Charles Miller USMM
A.B. Eino Olson USMM
2nd Mate Edgar Pedersen USMM
Wiper Michael Rubin USMM
F/W Louis Sierra USMM
O.S. Henry Strom USMM
A Careless Word A Needless Sinking