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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
EM 2c Robert Miller USN
Sea 1c Walter Miller USN
Lt(jg) Blaine Miltner USN
FC 3c Thomas Morgan USN
Sea 1c William Myers USN
Sea 1c Thomas Narrow USN
EM 3c Roland Nichols USN
OStd 2c Percy Olds USN
MM 2c Theodore Parker USN
Sea 1c Billie Parker USN
RM 2c Rolla Parsons USN
EM 3c James Peevey USN
LCdr John Pierce USN
MM 3c Wayne Pritchard USN
OStd 1c M. Ramos USN
CEM Algerd Rasimas USN
SM 2c Paul Remillard USN
Lt Robert Robertson USN
CGM Harold Rolland USN
Sea 1c Gerald Rollins USN

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