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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 1c Stephen Baran USN
Lt Edmund Ocumpaugh USN
EM 3c Paul Schladensky USN
Sea 1c Alfred Hasty USN
Ck 2c Eddie Jackson USN
CQM Lloyd Beaudette USN
TM 3c Paul Oliver USN
EM 1c Leon Schless USN
Sea 1c Leon Hazel USN
Ens Leonard Lense USN
F 2c Harold Britt USN
EM 3c Randall Osburn USN
Sea 1c William Slagle USN
SC 1c Elwood Dalton USN
MOMM 2c Wallace Loken USN
StM 1c Russell Brooks USN
Sea 2c Daniel Murphy USN
MOMM 1c Francis Simunaci USN
AS George Daugherty USN
TM 2c Robert Lloyd USN


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