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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
MOMM 2c Wallace Loken USN
MOMM 2c Gordon Madison USN
F 1c Marvin Maier USN
TM 3c Thomas Maloney USN
Sea 1c James Manning USN
PhM 1c Matthew Mautner USN
MOMM 2c Forrest Mcholland USN
GM 3c Marvin Meizlik USN
MOMM 1c Max Micha USN
EM 1c Virgil Miller USN
Sea 2c Daniel Murphy USN
EM 1c Harvey Nesbitt USN
Lt Edmund Ocumpaugh USN
TM 3c Paul Oliver USN
EM 3c Randall Osburn USN
Cox Soterios Pitarys USN
F 2c Robert Reardon USN
MM 3c John Redman USN
Lt James Roak USN
TM 1c Arthur Robb USN


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