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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


West Portal

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, February 5, 1943
U-Boat Attack in the North Atlantic
The Freighter SS West Portal was torpedoed by U-413 in the North Atlantic while en convoy from New York to Liverpool England. ... The ship had straggled away from the convoy when she was sunk. Neither the ship nor the crew were ever seen again.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 65

Namesort descending Service Branch
2nd Engineer Fred Goddard USMM
A.B. George Goving USMM
Master Oswald Griffin USMM
A.B. Henry Hawk USMM
F/W Joseph Haywood USMM
O.S. Max Hirschkowitz USMM
F/W Thomas Hoffmann USMM
Cox Clifford Howe USN
Cook Chew Jung USMM
Messman Otto Liedtke USMM
Cook Joe Ling USMM
Chief Mate Archibald Maclean USMM
Deck Engineer Frank Manning USMM
3rd Engineer Edward Mason USMM
Chief Engineer Charles Mcclintock USMM
O.S. Thomas Mcgovern USMM
Oiler Donald Mchugh USMM
Messman Miguel Miranda USMM
Messman Graciliano Molina USMM
Cook Lee Moon USMM


A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking