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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 descending Service Branch
AS William Henderson USN
A.B. Leo Hermon USMM
O.S. Orville Hogard USMM
AS James Jones USN
AS Julian Kelly USN
AS Leonard Kram USN
AS Fain Lasseter USN
Chief Engineer Travis Lumpkin USMM
Bosun Robert Madison USMM
Ens Charles Major USN
Master Frederick Marcus USMM
Oiler Harry Meese USMM
Chief Mate William Mengelson USMM
1st Engineer James Moorman USMM
Pumpman John Moraes USMM
Steward Alberto Nobriga USMM
Messman Anselmo Olachia USMM
A.B. Jens Pedersen USMM
A.B. William Platt USMM
Wiper Carl Recio USMM