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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, February 28, 1945
U-Boat Attack in St. Georges Channel
The Freighter SS Soreldoc was torpedoed by U-1302 while in St. Georges Channel.The torp[edo struck amidship on the port side and broke the ship in two. The forward section sank in thirty seconds, the aft section within four minutes. ... Survivors had no time to deploy lifeboats and spent about an hour in the water unitl they were picked up by a fishing boat.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 15

Namesort descending Service Branch
F/W Carl Barrow USMM
3rd Mate Stanford Berg USMM
A.B. Clifford Carpenter USMM
A.B. John Davis USMM
A.B. William Denman USMM
2nd Mate Ioannis Elefteriades USMM
A.B. Wallace Gibson USMM
Oiler Aristo Granado USMM
Master John Hamilton USMM
A.B. Manuel Larosa USMM
Oiler Harold Pollard USMM
3rd Engineer Knute Reed USMM
Deck Maint. Joseph Serinoy USMM
Purser Joseph Truss USMM
Chief Engineer Roland Watson USMM
A Careless Word A Needless Sinking