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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, February 21, 1942
U-Boat Attack off Florida
The Tanker SS Republic was torpedoed by U-504 while about three miles off Jupiter Inlet, Florida while en route to Port Arthur, Texas. The shipw as struck by two torpedoes. The tanker grounded on reefs, then broke up and disappeared on February 23. The majority of the survivors rowed ashore. Seven other survivors were picked-up by SS Missouri.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 5

Namesort descending Service Branch
Storekeeper Ernest Beverly USMM
Messman Philip Dansereau USMM
3rd Engineer Carter Ebbs USMM
F/W Jose Fernandez USMM
Messman Herman Hilker USMM
A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking