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Henry B. Plant

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, February 6, 1945
U-Boat Attack near Ramsgate England
The Liberty Ship SS Henry B. Plant was torpedoed by U-245 just east of Ramsgate England while en convoy to Antwerp Belgium. It was her maiden voyage. ... The torpedo struck the starboard side and the ship started flooding immediately, she sank within five minutes. ... Survivors were picked-up by HMS Hazard and a local trawler.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 16

Namesort descending Service Branch
Purser William Brooks USMM
A.B. Wellwyn Brooks USMM
GM 3c George Delesline USN
Sea 1c Raymond Driskell USN
Sea 1c John Everett USN
Sea 1c Robert Foster USN
A.B. Thomas Grammethikas USMM
Radio Officer Robert Howard USMM
Lt Edward Liese USN
Sea 1c Jerry Mahoney USN
O.S. Walter Rainwaters USMM
Sea 1c Ronald Roberts USN
Oiler Gertman Simpson USMM
Cook Hubert Stansbury USMM
2nd Engineer Robert Steavens USMM
O.S. Robert Strong USMM
A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking