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Raphael Semmes

Sunday, June 28, 1942
Torpedoed east of Cape Canaveral
The SS Raphael Semmes was torpedoed by the submarine U-332 on June 28, 1942 about 875 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Two torpedoes struck in rapid succession and the ship sank within two minutes. Only eighteen men were able to get away.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 19

Name Service Branchsort descending
Workaway Donald Baxter USMM
3rd Engineer William Gorman USMM
Cook Jose Casal USMM
Jr. 3rd Mate Loring Jones USMM
2nd Mate Richard Cooper USMM
Chief Engineer Michael Oakley USMM
Radio Officer Joseph Davis USMM
Steward Eugene Maynard USMM
Master Harold Eaton USMM
F/W Roque Hugendubler USMM
1st Engineer William Hughes USMM
Messman James Manuel USMM
F/W Arturo Martinez USMM
O.S. James Mcdaniel USMM
Oiler William Miller USMM
A.B. Nils Nehlin USMM
Carpenter John Schevig USMM
A.B. Randolph Simpson USMM
Messman Canuto Orbase USMM