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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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
MM 2c Franklin Cook USN
GM 2c Roland Ream USN
MM 2c Charles Hudsinus USN
AS James Harkins USN
F 2c Charles Corbett USN
Cox Myron Sokolsky USN
WT 2c Lawrence Jugle USN
F 2c George Haverstick USN
EM 2c Thomas Couris USN
SM 1c William Smith USN
Sea 1c Francis Letort USN
Sea 1c Joseph Henry USN
Sea 2c Caleb Cresson USN
EM 2c George Schlicting USN
WT 1c William Lodik USN
Sea 1c John Henshaw USN
Sea 2c Charles Ojserkis USN
MM 2c Eli Sheldon USN
AS Hubert Lynch USN
Sea 2c Francis Holland USN