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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Wiper Proceso Eblogan USMM
2nd Mate Jose Atienza USMM
A.B. Eugenio Esposa USMM
Master Jose Ayesa USMM
A.B. Jesus Estares USMM
A.B. Teodoro Bacalzo USMM
2nd Engineer William Hals USMM
Wiper Lope Baratbate USMM
A.B. D. Jumalon USMM
Messman Felizardo Baysa USMM
A.B. Benito Laceras USMM
3rd Mate Manuel Beech USMM
Messman George Llanera USMM
Oiler Alejandro Bolivar USMM
Storekeeper Alf Nielsen USMM
A.B. Antonio Brodett USMM
Oiler Olaf Olsen USMM
A.B. Alfonso Camps USMM
Radio Officer Dionisio Ruiz USMM
2nd Engineer Baltasar Corral USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking