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Rawleigh Warner

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, June 23, 1942
Torpedoed in Gulf of Mexico
On June 23, 1942 near the mouth of the Mississippi river, the tanker SS Rawleigh Warner was torpedoed by the German submarine U-67. It was reported that the ship burst into flames upon being hitand sank within 10 minutes. There were no survivors.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 33

Namesort descending Service Branch
Messman Wesley Barrett USMM
Bosun James Blanton USMM
Wiper Richard Breaux USMM
O.S. William Burford USMM
2nd Engineer Milton Burford USMM
Messman Joseph Chaline USMM
3rd Engineer Glenn Curry USMM
Pumpman Walter Day USMM
Quartermaster Jack Drake USMM
O.S. Woodrow Ermis USMM
3rd Mate Henry Fanning USMM
O.S. Leldon Geno USMM
Radio Officer Francis Gentil USMM
Chief Mate Raymond Huecker USMM
O.S. Frank Jennison USMM
A.B. John Johnson USMM
Master Jewel Levingston USMM
Messman Charles Lord USMM
Oiler Gus Mcclean USMM
1st Engineer Charles Mcfarland USMM


A Careless Word..A Needless Sinking