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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, October 13, 1942
U-Boat Attack near Greenland
While en route to Wales, SS Susana was torpedoed by U-221 325 miles south of Cape Farewell, Greenland. The ship's stern began sinking almost immediately after the torpedo struck. Seas were so rough it was almost impossible to launch lifeboats, one lifeboat got away. Although the British Rescue Ship SS Gothland arrived on scene in about an hour the rough sea ands swells prevented Gothland from lowering a lifeboat. The Captain maneuvered his ship carefully among the survivors allowing his crew to haul them aboard in a valiant effort.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 37

Namesort descending Service Branch
2nd Mate Jose Atienza USMM
Master Jose Ayesa USMM
A.B. Teodoro Bacalzo USMM
Wiper Lope Baratbate USMM
Messman Felizardo Baysa USMM
3rd Mate Manuel Beech USMM
Oiler Alejandro Bolivar USMM
A.B. Antonio Brodett USMM
A.B. Alfonso Camps USMM
SM 3c Floyd Chamberlin USN
Sea 2c Raymond Chambers USN
2nd Engineer Baltasar Corral USMM
F/W Angel Deguzman USMM
Wiper Manuel Dela Cruz USMM
Machinist Cornelio Delgado USMM
A.B. Viento Deocareza USMM
Messman Juan Dominquez USMM
Wiper Proceso Eblogan USMM
A.B. Eugenio Esposa USMM
A.B. Jesus Estares USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking