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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, November 16, 1943
Lost on Patrol near Truk
Covina departed on her first patrol on November 4, 1943. She was to proceed to an area south of Truk, patrolling as close to the island as possible to intercept Japanese surface units which might threaten amphibious operations in the Gilbert Islands. Despite repeated attempts to communicate with her, she was not heard from again after fueling at Johnston Island on November 6. ... Post-war analysis of Japanese records indicated that IJN submarine I-176 fired three torpedoes at a submarine south of Truk on 16 November, two of which hit the target. In all probability, this was Corvina, the only US submarine known to be sunk by a Japanese submarine during the war.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 82

Namesort descending Service Branch
QM 3c Defoie Allison USN
MM 3c Josephus Asher USN
Ens John Atwood USN
Sea 1c Stephen Baran USN
CQM Lloyd Beaudette USN
F 2c Harold Britt USN
StM 1c Russell Brooks USN
QM 2c Marvin Busby USN
FC 3c William Busch USN
Lt William Chewning USN
SC 2c James Clark USN
MM 3c Glenn Curtiss USN
SC 1c Elwood Dalton USN
AS George Daugherty USN
Sea 2c James Ek USN
EM 1c John Emerick USN
MM 1c Robert Ennis USN
F 1c James Fahey USN
RM 3c Robert Finske USN
TM 3c Enrico Fiorot USN


Prepared by: J.P.O’Hara, CDR, USN (Ret.)