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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, November 12, 1943
U-Boat Attack north of Cartegnea
SS Pompoon was attacked by U-516 about 75 miles north of Cartegnea. The Torpedo struck amidship breaking Pompoon in two. Although many aircraft and merchant were spotted by suvivors they were not rescued until December 3

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 23

Namesort descending Service Branch
Messman Jorge Alexander USMM
O.S. Arnold Berry USMM
Chief Mate Jose Bertrand USMM
Messman Halkeith Bodden USMM
2nd Mate James Bodden USMM
Coal Passer Moises Cabezas USMM
Master Edward Condell USMM
O.S. Martin Ebanks USMM
O.S. Clarence Frederick USMM
Radio Officer/Pu Arturo Garcia USMM
2nd Engineer Hendrick Gustavsen USMM
A.B. George Hurlston USMM
F/W Adolfo Mejia USMM
F/W Angel Nazareno USMM
A.B. William Page USMM
Chief Engineer Manuel Pereira USMM
F/W Segundo Rengifo USMM
Cook Stanley Riddock USMM
1st Engineer Manuel Rodriguez USMM
Chief Steward Fritz Ruf USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking