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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 ascending
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


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking