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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, October 9, 1943
U-Boat Attack south of Iceland
SS Yorkmar was torpedoed by U-645 while en convoy to Wales with food, truck parts ammunition and deck cargo. The explosion blew the hatch covers on both hatches and knocked down the main mast. The ship sank in 15 minutes in heavy seas. Survivors were picked up by HMS Kamloops and HMS Duckworth

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 13

Name Service Branchsort descending
Oiler Willard Philbrick USMM
1st Engineer John Quinlan USMM
Carpenter George Reeves USMM
Oiler Marion Rodgers USMM
O.S. Frank Ciampi USMM
Messman William Gajdos USMM
Oiler Ernst Histing USMM
Chief Cook James Hrono USMM
Steward Alexander Mccormack USMM
O.S. Lawrence Mitchell USMM
Utility Arthur O'ligny USMM
Sea 1c Clarence Baxter USN
Sea 1c Raymond Collins USN
A Careless Word, A Needless Sinking