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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Ens William Bunker USN
Matt 3c Thomas Posey USN
F 3c Garard Trent USN
AS Pasquale Martino USN
F 2c Thomas Diamos USN
Sea 2c John Apgar USN
Sea 2c Howard Potts USN
F 2c William Thomas USN
AS Joseph Marano USN
Lt Casper Zacharias USN
SC 1c Tony Barba USN
GM 3c Andrew Rabyk USN
OC 3c Charles Thomas USN
Sea 2c David Manning USN
SK 2c Rush White USN
Matt 1c Woodrow Bellamy USN
Sea 2c Harold Peacock USN
CQM Eugene Kugel USN
SC 2c Clayton Mclain USN
GM 3c William Wolchok USN


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