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Robert E. Hopkins

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, February 7, 1943
U-Boat Attack in the North Atlantic
The Tanker SS Robert E. Hopkins was torpedoed by U-402 while en convoy to Glasgow Scotland. The ship was struck by two torpedoes within seven minutes. The second strike took out the ship's boilers. ... Survivors from two lifeboats and one raft were rescued by HMS Mignonette .

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 14

Namesort descending Service Branch
O.S. Jose Cortez USMM
Messman Fernando Grafil USMM
O.S. Teodulo Luciano USMM
A.B. John Macsween USMM
A.B. Joseph Mcelboy USMM
1st Engineer George Peise USMM
Wiper Taylor Proffitt USMM
F/W Edward Scarry USMM
Deck Maint. Keith Smith USMM
Cook Anatolio Tiberio USMM
Cook Buenaventura Trance USMM
O.S. Emory Veatch USMM
Oiler Herbert Walsh USMM
Pumpman Richard Wheeler USMM
A Careless Word A Needless Sinkin.g