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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Messman William Newell USMM
Cook Sverre Olsen USMM
Steward George Peebles USMM
A.B. Karl Sorensen USMM
Radio Officer John Spray USMM
3rd Engineer Edilberto Tuason USMM
F/W Ernest Ward USMM
Oiler Campio Abal USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Albert Heppner USMM
A.B. Theodore Carlson USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Harry Middleton USMM
Master Harold Dowling USMM
F/W Peter Wieringa USMM
O.S. Morris Greenfeld USMM
Chief Engineer Robert Blocker USMM
Messman Michael Gresko USMM
Purser Clement Makowski USMM
Wiper Michael Iannone USMM
1st Engineer Allan Smith USMM
A.B. Sampson Jondal USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking