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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
Oiler Walter Mouchette USMM
Chief Engineer William Nelson USMM
Oiler Prentice Pickett USMM
F/W William Rowe USMM
O.S. Max Schwinger USMM
A.B. William Seago USMM
Cook George Singleton USMM
2nd Mate Bennie Smith USMM
Pumpman Halley Smith USMM
O.S. Edward Stanley USMM
Steward Frank Voss USMM
A.B. William Widner USMM
F/W Lester Yarber USMM


A Careless Word..A Needless Sinking