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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


R. P. Resor

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 ascending Service Branch
F/W Woodrow Wilson USMM
AS Jack White USN
O.S. Harold West USMM
O.S. Merle Thompson USMM
Machinist James Standard USMM
F/W Halsey Sprague USMM
Oiler John Smith USMM
Oiler Leonard Rizzuti USMM
Wiper Carl Recio USMM
A.B. William Platt USMM
A.B. Jens Pedersen USMM
Messman Anselmo Olachia USMM
Steward Alberto Nobriga USMM
Pumpman John Moraes USMM
1st Engineer James Moorman USMM
Chief Mate William Mengelson USMM
Oiler Harry Meese USMM
Master Frederick Marcus USMM
Ens Charles Major USN
Bosun Robert Madison USMM