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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
CM 3c Vernon Hofeldt USN
Sea 2c John Paton USN
AS Ad Smith USN
Sea 1c Alfred Wolf USN
Sea 2c Lorein Austin USN
AS Gamaliel Arason USN
SF 3c David Dennis USN
SM 3c Richard Hoban USN
SF 3c Donald Peoples USN
AS Benjamin Smith USN
F 1c Joseph Wisniewski USN
SF 3c Alfonso Ballerino USN
Sea 2c Elvin Ayer USN
Sea 1c Edward Duwel USN
Lt(jg) Marcy Hartman USN
SF 3c Sam Perricone USN
SF 3c Frederick Sloan USN
MM 2c Richard Winter USN
F 3c Ernest Barrows USN
Ens Richard Dugan USN


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking