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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Messman John Stephens USMM
Utility Walter Ferreira USMM
Messman Richard Brockett USMM
Radio Officer Arnold Tangen USMM
Doctor Joseph Grabenstein USMM
Oiler Samuel Chandler USMM
Waiter David Williams USMM
Oiler John O'brien USMM
F/W Francis Colleton USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Edward Gorman USMM
Oiler Hayes Reynolds USMM
Cook Joseph Decruz USMM
Chief Mate William Brodersen USMM
Purser Edward Schilling USMM
2nd Engineer Haven Driggers USMM
Deck Cadet Richard Holland USMM
Cook John Thomas USMM
Engine Cadet Jay Hammershoy USMM
Messman Michael Marcolongo USMM
Master Horace Weaver USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking