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Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Lt Robert Allen USN
F 2c Alfred Cox USN
RM 2c Rolla Parsons USN
Sea 1c Gerald Rollins USN
MOMM 2c Francis Hogg USN
Sea 2c Ray Hunter USN
TM 3c Roy Williams USN
CMOMM Charles Baker USN
MOMM 1c William Vierling USN
EM 3c James Peevey USN
CGM Harold Rolland USN
Sea 2c Virgil Hall USN
EM 3c Elmo Mcclelland USN
GM 1c William Winsor USN
Sea 1c Robert Ball USN
GM 1c Julius Vesmas USN
MM 3c Wayne Pritchard USN
MOMM 1c Marion Roup USN
TM 2c Robert Harbison USN
EM 2c Robert Miller USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships