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Tasker H. Bliss

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, November 12, 1942
U-Boat Attack Off Casablanca
Assigned to participate in the invasion of North Africa, Tasker H. Bliss in company the ships of the task force arrived off Fedhala, Morocco on November 8. ... On the evening of November 12, while the transports were anchored in Fedhala Roads the German submarine U-130 slipped in among the ships and fired five torpedoes. All torpedoes hit their targets, and the victims were transports Edward Rutledge (AP-52), Hugh L. Scott (AP-43), and Tasker H. Bliss. All were abandoned and the first two sank shortly, but Tasker H. Bliss burned until 0230 the next morning and then sank. ... Thirty three fatalities occurred as a result of the attack She was struck from the Navy list on 7 December 1942.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 31

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Herbert Bauer USN
Sea 2c John Begeny USN
F 3c Walter Berkoff USN
MM 1c Frederick Bermel USN
F 1c Michael Bielko USN
Lt(jg) Martin Braun USN
Cox Charles Deamer USN
SK 1c Richard Demboski USN
CWT James Dowden USN
B 2c James Eldred USN
MM 1c Oscar Furr USN
Sea 2c Ralph Gordon USN
F 2c Evans Grantham USN
Sea 2c Walter Gross USN
Sea 2c Ernest Haarstad USN
Sea 2c John Hewitt USN
Sea 2c Walter Isler USN
SC 3c Michael Kater USN
HA 1c Eugene Kearney USN
Sea 2c Bronislaw Kensek USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)