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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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
OCC J. Deguzman USN
TM 2c Guy Lauder USN
EM 2c George Lokey USN
MOMM 1c Stanley Carlisle USN
MM 2c Theodore Parker USN
Lt Robert Robertson USN
MOMM 2c Donald Dischner USN
MOMM 2c George Lay USN
TM 1c Richard Maloney USN
MOMM 2c Dennis Hartman USN
CMOMM Walter Cartmell USN
Sea 1c Billie Parker USN
SM 2c Paul Remillard USN
GM 2c Ray Goshorn USN
CQM George Jenkins USN
StM 2c Paulino Martin USN
Y 1c Charles Alexander USN
CGM Charles Cerrinack USN
OStd 2c Percy Olds USN
MOMM 2c James Rule USN