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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
F 3c William Buechner USN
F 2c Kenneth Eisermann USN
SF 3c William Jehling USN
SM 2c Lewis Senter USN
SF 3c Samuel Stark USN
Lt(jg) Joseph Rohr USN
F 2c John Burns USN
MM 2c Wilson Eldred USN
Sea 1c James Jenkins USN
SF 3c Howard Shepherd USN
SF 3c George Watts USN
CM 3c John Newman USN
RM 3c Jack Cairns USN
CM 3c Harry Grace USN
SF 3c Thomas Kane USN
RM 2c Leo Shea USN
CM 3c Martin Watson USN
HA 2c Wade Pollard USN
AS Michael Caustic USN
Sea 2c George Haab USN


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking