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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
Ens William Bunker USN
Ens Robert Brister USN
CM 3c John Bonsall USN
Sea 2c Robert Bodkin USN
Sea 1c Carl Bevis USN
Matt 1c Woodrow Bellamy USN
SC 1c Tony Barba USN
Sea 2c John Apgar USN


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