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Argonaut

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
Sea 2c Ray Hunter USN
CQM George Jenkins USN
Sea 2c Gerald Kaplan USN
PhM 1c Frederick Kaylor USN
MOMM 1c James Kelley USN
SC 1c Harold Kessinger USN
QM 3c Arthur Knapp USN
Ens George Kocis USN
TM 3c Frank Koller USN
TM 2c Guy Lauder USN
MOMM 2c George Lay USN
EM 1c Charles Leaverton USN
RM 3c Kenneth Legler USN
CRM Lawrence Leland USN
EM 3c Frederick Lewis USN
CMOMM Harold Logan USN
EM 2c George Lokey USN
TM 1c Richard Maloney USN
StM 2c Paulino Martin USN
EM 3c Elmo Mcclelland USN

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