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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, February 21, 1943
U-Boat Attack en route to New York
The Freighter SS Rosario was torpedoed by U-664 off the coast of Ireland while en route to New York. Two torpedoes struck the starboard side and the ship listed seriously within two minutes. Shortly thereafter the ship took another list and capsized. Survivors were in the water for nearly two hours before being picked-up by the tanker H. H. Rogers and the British Rescue Ship SS Rathlin.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 33

Namesort descending Service Branch
A.B. Alex Abrahim USMM
O.S. Julius Brittain USMM
A.B. Robert Brumit USMM
Wiper Hermenegildo Curett USMM
SM 3c Odell Dean USN
1st Engineer James Frazier USMM
Chief Mate Carl Froisland USMM
Messman Peter George USMM
Sea 1c Robert Hayes USN
O.S. Harry Henning USMM
Deck Cadet Maxwell Hollander USMM
Chief Cook Raymond Huna USMM
Carpenter Hjalmar Jansen USMM
Master Gustav Larsen USMM
Oiler Wilhelm Larsen USMM
Steward Manuel Maduro USMM
O.S. Obdulio Martinez USMM
A.B. Antonio Monreal USMM
Chief Engineer Ellery Nickerson USMM
2nd Mate Oscar Nilsson USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking