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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
O.S. Jack Hammers USMM
O.S. Merle Thompson USMM
A.B. Jay Andrews USMM
A.B. Leo Hermon USMM
O.S. Harold West USMM
Storekeeper John Ball USMM
O.S. Orville Hogard USMM
F/W Woodrow Wilson USMM
Messman Anthony Botzis USMM
Bosun Robert Madison USMM
Radio Officer Clarence Armstrong USMM
Utility Donald Burns USMM
Master Frederick Marcus USMM
Radio Officer Edwin Davis USMM
Chief Cook Vincento Cerojo USMM
Oiler Harry Meese USMM
Chief Engineer Travis Lumpkin USMM
2nd Mate Robert Connors USMM
Pumpman John Moraes USMM
1st Engineer James Moorman USMM