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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Wade Hampton

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, February 28, 1943
U-Boat Attack near Greenland
The Liberty Ship SS Wade Hampton was torpedoed by U-405 while en convoy from New York to Murmansk, Russia. The ship had straggled behind the convoy when two torpedoes struck the port side. ... The ship was abandoned within three hours of the attack. Survivors were picked-up by HMS Vervain, SS Bayano and HMS Beverly.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 7

Name Service Branchsort descending
Bosun John Sandova USMM
O.S. John Wayson USMM
Deck Cadet George Miller USMM
Sea 1c Carl Bennett USN
Ens Kendall Cram USN
Sea 1c Charles Somogyi USN
Sea 1c Clarence Parramore USN
A Carelewss Word A Needless Sinking