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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
GM 3c Rodney Davidson USN
Sea 2c Warren Davis USN
OCC J. Deguzman USN
MOMM 2c Donald Dischner USN
Lt John Everett USN
MOMM 2c Dario Facchini USN
Sea 2c John Ferentz USN
Sea 1c Charles Ferguson USN
BM 2c George Finley USN
GM 1c William Fitzgerald USN
GM 2c John Gasko USN
Sea 1c John Gilliland USN
GM 2c Ray Goshorn USN
Sea 2c Virgil Hall USN
EM 2c Edward Hansen USN
TM 2c Robert Harbison USN
SC 3c Ernest Harrison USN
MOMM 2c Dennis Hartman USN
MOMM 2c Francis Hogg USN
RM 1c Billy Hudson USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships