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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 ascending
Y 1c Charles Alexander USN
CGM Charles Cerrinack USN
OStd 2c Percy Olds USN
MOMM 2c James Rule USN
GM 2c John Gasko USN
Sea 2c Gerald Kaplan USN
SC 3c Edward Zintz USN
QM 2c Robert Alexander USN
RM 1c Ivan Corbin USN
LCdr John Pierce USN
CCS Lupe Romero USN
Sea 1c John Gilliland USN
RM 1c Billy Hudson USN
MM 3c Robert Wylie USN
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