Daily Event for June 1

Unescorted, unarmed and out of luck, the SS Hampton Roads was stopped after having a couple of shots fired at her by the U-106 on June 1, 1942, 64 miles off Cuba. As the crew abandoned the ship, the radio officer sent distress signals, six minuets after being stopped, a torpedo was fired sinking the ship in less than a minute. Five men, including the radio officer perished. The survivors were picked up by the SS Alcoa Pathfinder a few hours later.
© 2009 Michael W. Pocock

Roll of Honor
In memory of those who lost their lives in SS Hampton Roads
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Clark, Arlie
Chief Engineer
Lane, William H.
Larsen, Olaf A.
2nd Mate
Maier, George A.
Posner, Dennis M.
Radio Officer

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