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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Monday, September 30, 1918
Torpedoed by Submarine U-152
The Transport Ticonderoga was a captured, German built, merchant ship that was put into service to carry animals, troops, and supplies to Europe in World War I. On September 22nd, 1918, during her third crossing to Europe, Ticonderoga developed engine troubles and fell behind her convoy. A German submarine, U-152, soon found her and prepared to attack. Ticonderoga reacted quickly and attempted to ram the surfaced submarine. Nearly missing the sub, a two hour running gun battle resulted that eventually knocked out both of TICONDEROGA's deck guns, killed or wounded almost all of the crew and passengers and left the ship taking on water. The commanding officer, nearly faint from the loss of blood and his ship's decks nearly awash, ordered the ship abandoned. She subsequently sank.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 117

Name Service Branchsort descending
Seaman 2nd Harry Hanerlein USN
Quartermaster 1s Harry Landall USN
Ship's Cook 1st Lynn Cochrane USN
Seaman Harlie Dunham USN
Water Tender David Kelly USN
Engineman 2nd cl Lester Philippi USN
Fireman 3rd clas Harvey Woolbridge USN
Seaman James Drout USN
Seaman 2nd Eugene Grafius USN
Seaman 2nd Ralph Lacaronara USN
Pharmacist's Mat Thomas Crane USN
Coxswain Andrew Dunning USN
Seaman William George Kranz USN
Fireman 1st clas Frank Roche USN
Mess Attendant 3 George Banks USN
Seaman Jasper Davis USN
Yeoman 1st Gerald Graham USN
Seaman William Kranz USN
Seaman 2nd class William Crawford USN
Fireman 3rd clas Ernest Dupont USN