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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
Oiler Leonard Rizzuti USMM
Oiler John Smith USMM
F/W Halsey Sprague USMM
Machinist James Standard USMM
O.S. Merle Thompson USMM
O.S. Harold West USMM
AS Jack White USN
F/W Woodrow Wilson USMM