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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
Sea 1c Richard Floyd USN
RM 3c Norman Foster USN
CMOMM Ernest Foster USN
EM 3c George Gabel USN
MOMM 1c Charles Ghent USN
CRM Delbert Green USN
CTM Sidney Grisham USN
MOMM 2c Donald Hall USN
EM 3c Joseph Halpin USN
Sea 1c Alfred Hasty USN
MOMM 1c Michael Havrilecz USN
Sea 1c Leon Hazel USN
RM 1c William Hemphill USN
SM 2c Frank Hotz USN
Ck 2c Eddie Jackson USN
MM 3c Ernest Jones USN
EM 3c Charles Jordan USN
Ens Leonard Lense USN
TM 2c Robert Lloyd USN


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