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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 ascending Service Branch
Wiper Cecil Tangonan USMM
Bosun Eugenio Senogal USMM
Radio Officer Dionisio Ruiz USMM
Sea 2c Luther Rice USN
Sea 1c Robert Price USN
GM 3c Edward Phillips USN
Oiler Olaf Olsen USMM
Storekeeper Alf Nielsen USMM
Messman George Llanera USMM
A.B. Benito Laceras USMM
Sea 2c Gust Kandas USN
A.B. D. Jumalon USMM
Sea 1c Griffin Haynes USN
2nd Engineer William Hals USMM
CBM William Grimaldi USN
Sea 1c Jack Gipson USN
Sea 2c Jack Finley USN
A.B. Jesus Estares USMM
A.B. Eugenio Esposa USMM
Wiper Proceso Eblogan USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking