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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, September 13, 1942
Air Attack Near norway
While en route to Russia with a cargo if aircraft, SS Oregonian was torpedoed by German Aircraft. The ship was struck by three torpedoes on its starboard side causing the ship to capsize and sink. 17 Merrchant Mariners and 9 Navy Armed Guard survived the attack.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 27

Namesort descending Service Branch
A.B. Karl Sorensen USMM
Radio Officer John Spray USMM
SM 3c Chester Tomaselli USN
3rd Engineer Edilberto Tuason USMM
F/W Ernest Ward USMM
Sea 1c Edward Whelan USN
F/W Peter Wieringa USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking