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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 ascending Service Branch
3rd Mate Anastasios Ziotis USMM
Wiper Joseph Zaleski USMM
Workaway Edmund Woodside USMM
A.B. Daniel Voliva USMM
Sea 1c Clarence Unger USN
2nd Engineer Glen Traweek USMM
Wiper Stephen Strachan USMM
Radio Officer Daniel Singer USMM
Bosun Daniel Sabio USMM
Messman Manuel Rivera USMM
A.B. Luciano Rayco USMM
Cook Gilbert Prince USMM
A.B. Demetrio Pelayo USMM
2nd Mate Oscar Nilsson USMM
Chief Engineer Ellery Nickerson USMM
A.B. Antonio Monreal USMM
O.S. Obdulio Martinez USMM
Steward Manuel Maduro USMM
Master Gustav Larsen USMM
Oiler Wilhelm Larsen USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking