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Argonaut

Sunday, January 10, 1943
Engagement south of Bougainville
On January 10, 1943 Argonaut spotted a convoy of five freighters and their destroyer escorts. An Army aircraft was by chance flying overhead and witnessed A rgonaut's attack. Argonaut hit at least one of the destroyers with her torpedoes, and they promptly counterattacked. A crew member on board the plane saw Argonaut's bow suddenly break the water at an unusual angle. It was apparent that a depth charge had severely damaged the submarine The destroyers continued circling Argonaut and pumping shells into her. She slipped below the waves and was never heard from again. ... One hundred and five officers and men went down with the submarine.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 105

Namesort descending Service Branch
Y 1c Charles Alexander USN
QM 2c Robert Alexander USN
Lt Robert Allen USN
CMOMM Charles Baker USN
Sea 1c Robert Ball USN
Matt 1c Zody Banes USN
CEM Thomas Beecham USN
Matt 1c Marcelino Bergado USN
MOMM 2c John Bodak USN
MM 3c Frank Bowers USN
Lt Gordon Bowker USN
CMOMM Robert Boyt USN
MOMM 2c Malcolm Brooks USN
MOMM 2c V. Brown USN
MOMM 2c Crawford Campbell USN
MOMM 1c Stanley Carlisle USN
CMOMM Walter Cartmell USN
CGM Charles Cerrinack USN
RM 1c Ivan Corbin USN
F 2c Alfred Cox USN

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