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Paul Fairweather

Birth
Death 25 Jul 1944
At Sea
Burial Body lost at sea, Specifically: Mr. Fairweather was on the SS Robin Goodfellow when the ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic by U-862
Memorial ID 78682115 · View Source
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US Merchant Marine
Service No: Z 399139
Award: Mariners Medal
Address of Record: Rochester, New Hampshire

The SS Robin Goodfellow was an American merchant ship owned by Seas Shipping Co Inc of New York. On July 16, 1944, PAUL FAIRWEATHER, who had signed on as Ordinary Seaman (OS), was on board as the ship left Capetown, South Africa. Sailing alone with a cargo of 8620 tons of chrome ore, the ship was bound for Bahia, Brazil and then New York.

On the 25th, around 2:30 p.m., German submarine U-862 spotted the ship in the South Atlantic and torpedoed it, causing the Robin Goodfellow to sink. Although a distress signal was picked up by the Priam, a British merchant ship, nothing was found of the ship or the men.

There were 41 Merchant Mariners and 27 U.S. Navy Armed Guards on board; none survived.


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  • Created by: Patricia O'Neal
  • Added: 18 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78682115
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Fairweather (unknown–25 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78682115, ; Maintained by Patricia O'Neal (contributor 47113049) Body lost at sea, who reports a Mr. Fairweather was on the SS Robin Goodfellow when the ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic by U-862.