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