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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, May 2, 1942
Torpedo Attack off Carolina Coast
Engaged in patrol along the east coast, Cythera was hit by two torpedoes off North Carolina May 2,1942 and sank so quickly that only two of her crew survived. ... The men were picked up by the attacking German submarine [U-402] and taken back to Germany where they were interned until the end of the war. ... Sixty-eight men perished in the attack

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 68

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c John Apgar USN
SC 1c Tony Barba USN
Matt 1c Woodrow Bellamy USN
Sea 1c Carl Bevis USN
Sea 2c Robert Bodkin USN
CM 3c John Bonsall USN
Ens Robert Brister USN
Ens William Bunker USN
Sea 1c John Burton USN
Ens Stratton Christensen USN
CBM Edwin Clark USN
MM 2c Franklin Cook USN
F 2c Charles Corbett USN
EM 2c Thomas Couris USN
Sea 2c Caleb Cresson USN
F 2c Thomas Diamos USN
Matt 3c Levi Glaze USN
Sea 2c Harry Graham USN
AS James Harkins USN
F 2c George Haverstick USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (ret.)