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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 ascending Service Branch
F/W Peter Wieringa USMM
Sea 1c Edward Whelan USN
F/W Ernest Ward USMM
3rd Engineer Edilberto Tuason USMM
SM 3c Chester Tomaselli USN
Radio Officer John Spray USMM
A.B. Karl Sorensen USMM
1st Engineer Allan Smith USMM
Steward George Peebles USMM
Cook Sverre Olsen USMM
Messman William Newell USMM
A.B. Oliver Miller USMM
Sea 2c Elmer Miller USN
Jr. 3rd Engineer Harry Middleton USMM
Purser Clement Makowski USMM
2nd Engineer James Louviere USMM
A.B. Sampson Jondal USMM
Wiper Michael Iannone USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Albert Heppner USMM
Messman Michael Gresko USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking