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F-1

Monday, December 17, 1917
Collision with Submarine F-3
December 17, 1917, while maneuvering in exercises at sea,submarines F-1 and F-3 collided off Pt. Loma, San Diego, California., the former sinking in 10 seconds, her port side torn forward of the engine room. ... Nineteen of her men were lost, while the others were rescued by the submarines with whom she was operating.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 19

Namesort descending Service Branch
Seaman John Belt USN
Machinist Mate Frank Bernard USN
Seaman William Cartwright USN
EMC Harry Corson USN
GMC James Goonan USN
Electrician 1st Simon Greenberg USN
Machinist Mate 1 Edward Hall USN
Machinist Mate 2 Lyman Lovely USN
EM2 Ralph McClure USN
Electrician 1st Duncan Mcrae USN
MMC John Messang USN
MM2 Grover Metz USN
EM1 Ray Scott USN
MM2 Elbert Smith USN
MMC Guy Stewart USN
GMC Dudley Stough USN
EM2 Charles Vincent USN
MM1 Thomas Walsh USN
MM1 Clyde Wyatt USN