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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


R. P. Resor

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, February 28, 1942
U-Boat Attack off New Jersey Coast
The Tanker R.P. Resor was torpedoed by U-578 while en route from Texas to Massachusetts . After being struck by one torpedo the ship burst into flames from bridge to after end. ... One survivor of the sinking had been on the forecastle head when the torpedo struck. He and the only other survivor were picked up by a Coast Guard vessel.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 48

Namesort descending Service Branch
A.B. Jay Andrews USMM
Radio Officer Clarence Armstrong USMM
Storekeeper John Ball USMM
Messman Anthony Botzis USMM
Utility Donald Burns USMM
Chief Cook Vincento Cerojo USMM
2nd Mate Robert Connors USMM
3rd Mate Graham Covert USMM
Messman Jack Daugherty USMM
Radio Officer Edwin Davis USMM
Cook Francisco Dison USMM
Wiper Arlis Everett USMM
A.B. Michael Fearynick USMM
F/W John Fleming USMM
Messman Ernest Fogarty USMM
Galleyman Alberto Garcia USMM
Electrician Albert Gross USMM
2nd Engineer Robert Gunn USMM
O.S. Jack Hammers USMM
AS Carson Harris USN


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking