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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Carpenter Hjalmar Jansen USMM
Workaway Edmund Woodside USMM
Master Gustav Larsen USMM
Wiper Joseph Zaleski USMM
Oiler Wilhelm Larsen USMM
3rd Mate Anastasios Ziotis USMM
Steward Manuel Maduro USMM
1st Engineer James Frazier USMM
O.S. Obdulio Martinez USMM
Deck Cadet Maxwell Hollander USMM
A.B. Antonio Monreal USMM
Chief Engineer Ellery Nickerson USMM
2nd Mate Oscar Nilsson USMM
A.B. Demetrio Pelayo USMM
A.B. Alex Abrahim USMM
Cook Gilbert Prince USMM
O.S. Julius Brittain USMM
A.B. Luciano Rayco USMM
A.B. Robert Brumit USMM
Messman Manuel Rivera USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking