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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. Demetrio Pelayo USMM
Cook Gilbert Prince USMM
A.B. Luciano Rayco USMM
Messman Manuel Rivera USMM
Bosun Daniel Sabio USMM
Radio Officer Daniel Singer USMM
Wiper Stephen Strachan USMM
2nd Engineer Glen Traweek USMM
Sea 1c Clarence Unger USN
A.B. Daniel Voliva USMM
Workaway Edmund Woodside USMM
Wiper Joseph Zaleski USMM
3rd Mate Anastasios Ziotis USMM


A Careless Word A Needless Sinking