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Henry R. Mallory

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, February 7, 1943
U-Boat Attack in North Atlantic
The Transport, Henry R Mallory was torpedoed by U-402 while en convoy from New York to Iceland. The ship was struck by one torpedo. Although it was believed the ship would say afloat for some time, the ship started to list and sink suddenly by the stern. Four of the lifeboats capsized and some of the rafts could not be unsecured in time. ... Many were lost due to exposure to the cold during the four hour wait for rescue ships to arrive.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 168

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Radio Officer John Leahan USMM
Utility Olon Lawless USMM
AS Thomas Laubach USN
SM 3c William Laird USN
Pvt Alvin Laibman USMC
SPM 3c Robert Kress USN
Pvt Robert King USMC
AS Frank Kijek USN
SF 3c Thomas Kane USN
Cpl Floyd Jerkins USMC
Pvt James Jennings USMC
Sea 1c James Jenkins USN
Pfc Willie Jenkins USMC
SF 3c William Jehling USN
EM 3c Charles Hurt USN
Pvt Edwin Hunt USMC
Sea 1c Lewis Howard USN
Deck Cadet Richard Holland USMM
CM 3c Vernon Hofeldt USN
2 Lt Harry Hobbins USMC


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking