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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 ascending Service Branch
WT 2c Lawrence Jugle USN
MM 2c Charles Hudsinus USN
Sea 2c William Hook USN
CMM Samuel Homer USN
Sea 2c Charles Holzmueller USN
Sea 2c Francis Holland USN
Sea 1c John Henshaw USN
Sea 1c Joseph Henry USN
F 2c George Haverstick USN
AS James Harkins USN
Sea 2c Harry Graham USN
Matt 3c Levi Glaze USN
F 2c Thomas Diamos USN
Sea 2c Caleb Cresson USN
EM 2c Thomas Couris USN
F 2c Charles Corbett USN
MM 2c Franklin Cook USN
CBM Edwin Clark USN
Ens Stratton Christensen USN
Sea 1c John Burton USN


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